Endometriosis: years of suffering before the right diagnosis

Endometriosis: years of suffering before the right diagnosis

Today, we're joined by Major Mouvement, who will be taking over our La Famélia podcast to share with us the testimony of Sabrina, who suffers from endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory gynecological disease characterized by the presence of uterine-like tissue outside the uterine cavity. It affects around 1 in 10 women. There is currently no cure for endometriosis. Diagnosis of this disease often takes a very long time (7 years on average). There are as many types of endometriosis as there are menstruating women.

After having her first periods at the age of 13, Sabrina has always had rather painful periods . It was at the age of 15 that Sabrina felt a very strong pain in her lower abdomen, and thought it was an appendicitis attack. She went to hospital, but after a few tests, no diagnosis was made.

She then decided to go on the pill, which eased her pain as it became more cyclical. But at 21, she decided to stop taking the pill to get pregnant: the pain returned. She became pregnant and was bedridden for the duration of her pregnancy.

Sabrina's health is also affected by her illness: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, characterized by an abnormality of the connective tissue. In other words, affecting the supporting tissues and causing hyperextensibility of the skin and joints. 

Some time after the end of her pregnancy, and after taking the pill again, she decided to stop again, as she didn't want to take any more hormones. After stopping the pill, she suffered an attack of pain which led to her being hospitalized again. 

After 9 months in bed, numerous other hospitalizations and appointments with various specialists, she was finally diagnosed withadenomyosis.

ELIA is getting more involved in the fight against endometriosis by donating 10% of the profits from our menstrual panties to research and support organizations.

On the same subject, we recommend you read :

Endometriosis and colostomy: how to live with it?

How did endometriosis m'help me overcome myself?

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