Endometriosis

Hey guys,

So I decided to talk about this because a lot of women aren’t aware of what it is and also some don’t even know they have it. Also because I recently went to the doctor   *this is a lengthy blog post*

Now I have had my period since I was 14 years old and I didn’t have that bad of cramps because I was somewhat active in high school. As I got older around 17/18, that’s when the pain started to develop. I was young, and I just thought it came along with the period.

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Fast forwards to 20 I just had my first child that’s when it had got worst. My periods were heavy, but the pain was bearable because it lasted for 3-4 days little did I know at the time I had endometriosis.

So fast forward to me in my late 20s, I am dating someone, so I decided to go to the doctor and get birth control, cause I honestly at the time did not want another child. So she’s asking questions, and I mention my pain and how severe it is. She says ” It sounds like you have endometriosis.”

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So she goes into explaining what it is, and it’s everything that I have been experiencing.

So for women who don’t know and may think you have it here are some symptoms & explanation of what endo is.

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that typically lines the inside of your uterus ( the endometrium) it grows outside of your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining of your pelvis. It is rare, but it can sometimes spread beyond your pelvic organs.

Facts about Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects between 6-10% of women worldwide.

Most women go undiagnosed, and it can take up to 10 years to receive a diagnosis

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Symptoms:

Painful Periods
Pain during intercourse
Pain using the bathroom
Excessive bleeding
Infertility
Fatigue
Diarrhea
Constipation
Bloating
Nausea
To be diagnosed with Endometriosis you must go to the doctor I am not medically trained to diagnose you. The purpose of this blog was for awareness of the disease.

Treatments for Endometriosis:

Pain medication
Hormone therapy (birth control helps someone with mild endo)
Complications with Endometriosis:

Infertility which affects 50% of those with Endo
Increased risk of developing ovarian cancer
Ovarian Cyst
Scar tissue
Inflammation
To help manage symptoms of Endometriosis here are a few tips:

Avoid caffeine
Exercise
Yup, that’s about it for pain management LOL.

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I think it is essential for women to know these type of things because as a black woman it is less likely for a doctor to listen to us and understand out symptoms.

Look at me it took me until I was 27/28 to find out what I had. I think the only thing I am disappointed about it is the struggle I will have attempting to having another child if I even want one at this point. I know by the graces of God if and when I do decide to have another child it’ll happen I just have to pack a bag full of patience.

 

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http://endometriosis.org/news/support-awareness/endometriosis-awareness-2018/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354656

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/149109.php

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12 thoughts on “Endometriosis

  1. Very informative!!! This definitely needs to be seen because so many women suffer from this and don’t know what they are dealing with!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Doctors won’t tell you this but you can heal endometriosis with a of CNT based diet. Flesh foods & dairy wreck havoc on our wombs.

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  3. Wow I have heard of others mentioning that they had Endo before but none of them wanted to tell me exactly what it was so I assumed it was something minor. Thank you for spreading awareness because I had no idea!

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    1. I don’t know why I love talking about it especially for other women who may have the symptoms I have experienced. I think it is important to get awareness out there!!!!

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    1. Exactly that’s why I wanted to talk about it! Because it is so important for women to understand that it is not ” just cramps”

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  4. I was about 28 when I was diagnosed with endo, too. It’s a tricky thing, and far too few women know about it! Personally, I had almost no trouble with cramping, and my periods were regular–they were just SUPER HEAVY. But nobody had ever said what was a normal amount of bleeding, and everybody always said that as long as your periods were regular it was fine… Well, it wasn’t, and I have stage 3 endo.
    Thanks for helping to spread awareness about endo!

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    1. You’re more than welcome. I think it’s super important for women to know because I was the same age or maybe 27 when I was diagnosed with it. Ever since I have been on my IUD I has less symptoms so that has definitely help. I just want to know my probability of having a child in the future if I want to have one.

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  5. Thank you for sharing! I would have never known about endometriosis if my mum didn’t have it. It took me five years of pleading with doctors to listen to me about my periods and pain before someone finally took me seriously. Awareness is key! No one should have to live in pain. Keep fighting and thank you for raising awareness

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