Endometriosis: years of suffering before the right diagnosis

Endométriose : des années de souffrance avant le bon diagnostic

Today, we're joined by Major Mouvement, who takes over our La Famélia podcast to share the story 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 period at the age of 13, Sabrina has always had rather painful periods. When she was 15, Sabrina felt a very strong pain in her lower abdomen, which she thought was an appendicitis attack. She went to hospital, but after a few tests, no diagnosis was made.

She then decided to take the pill, which eased her pain as it became more cyclical. But at the age of 21, she decided to stop taking the pill in order 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. Following this decision, 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 has endometriosis helped me to overcome myself?

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