Both Chacha Frederica and Zaskia Sungkar once shared stories that they had suffered from endometriosis. A reproductive disease that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus.
This endometriosis condition makes it difficult for women to get pregnant. One study found that about 15% to 20% of fertile couples who try to get pregnant will succeed each month, but this is likely to decrease by 2% to 10% if you have endometriosis.
This condition affects 176 million women worldwide. Behind these many conditions, there are also many myths that are developing out there.
Reported by betterhealth.vic.gov.au, following a myth that is still believed about endometriosis.
1. It’s easy to diagnose endometriosis
Diagnosing endometriosis is not easy. In fact, it is very common if the diagnosis takes several years. Endometriosis can only be diagnosed with certainty through surgery.
2. Normal if menstruation is very painful
No, excessive pain during menstruation is not normal. If you experience severe menstrual pain that cannot be relieved with painkillers, endometriosis may be the cause
3. Endometriosis cannot be treated
This condition can be cured by taking drugs, hormone therapy, and surgery or surgery.
4. Women with this condition cannot have children
About 30% of women with endometriosis have difficulty conceiving. Surgery to remove endometrial cells that grow outside the uterus can increase your chances of getting pregnant.