Endometriosis and Dyspareunia: Relief, Awareness, and Women Helping Women
Endometriosis is when the tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) is present on other organs inside your body. Endometriosis is usually found in the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body.
Endometriosis is a disorder that affects approximately 10% of reproductive-age women and girls around that world. That’s a significant number, yet, for years, no one talked about it. This is my story.
I was diagnosed with Endometriosis at the age of 27 after my third child was born. Between ovulation and the start of my monthly period, the pain was excruciating. It was like a knife cutting through my right ovary.
It seems that my organs were webbed together. Sex was very painful as was simply going to the bathroom. In those years the only cure was a hysterectomy or going into menopause.
I guess I was lucky to enter menopause at the early age of 43; that was the last time I got a period. And then all of a sudden, my period stopped, which meant I didn’t ovulate and one day all the endometrium pain was gone!
It was never talked about in those years; it just was part of being a woman.
Years later came a laser treatment that removed the webbing that forms from endometrial tissue.
Finally!!! They are talking about Endometriosis on TV and apparently, they even have medication to help with this very debilitating condition.
Awareness and demystifying women’s health make us all safer, and I felt compelled to share my experience.
Share your story, and let’s keep the conversation going.
We are: WOMEN HELPING WOMEN