Endometriosis is a reproductive health disease that affects the endometrium of the uterus and outgrows.
This takes place when hormones trigger the thickening of the tissue growing outside the uterus leading to increased bleeding during the menstrual cycle.
According to Dr Rabecca Craig, a gynecologist, here are several myths about endometriosis you should stop believing in;
1. It is easy to diagnose
Endometriosis is a disease that results in severe pain of the uterus among women who suffer from it. However, most women experience pain and cramps during their periods though the pain is not intense. Endometriosis is, therefore, certainly not diagnosed with the pains but by a surgery or a scan.
2. Women with endometriosis cannot have children
Even though women who suffer from endometriosis face challenges when trying to conceive, the removal of the endometrial cells growing outside the uterus increases chances of getting pregnant.
3. Endometriosis cannot be treated
Most people believe that once a person suffers from this disease, she will have no more days to live. The fact is that endometriosis is a treatable disease through either by surgery, therapy and also by medication though this can take time and a lot of resources.
4. Pregnancy cures endometriosis
Even though most pregnant women experience reduced symptoms of endometriosis during pregnancy, the pain often comes back and more severe than before when the women nears delivery or when she delivers.