Because it is a habit, many women feel menstrual pain is something normal. In fact, it could be a sign of endometriosis symptoms.
Endometriosis is a chronic systemic inflammatory disease experienced by women due to the presence of menstrual blood that reverses and sticks outside the uterus.
Women feel this is normal and will go away by itself. In fact, this is what makes them late for diagnosis and leads to a decrease in quality of life and difficulties in getting pregnant.
In fact, many people who should have been detected as a teenager turned out to be too late.
Summarized Popmama.comThis is why it is important to check for endometriosis in adolescents.
1. Many teenagers are diagnosed late
From the explanation of the founding doctor of SMART IVF and Deputy Director of the Indonesia Medical Education and Research Institute (IMERI) University of Indonesia, Professor Dr dr Budi Wiweko, SpOG (K), MPH, this disease is often diagnosed late by many patients.
Adolescents who have complaints of endometriosis often experience delays of up to 4.6 years to seek help. Not done yet, after that they are also 4.7 years too late to be diagnosed with endometriosis
“Therefore, screening for endometriosis in adolescents is important,” he said at the launch of the ENDometriosis Campaign to Accelerate Diagnosis and Improve Patients’ Quality of Life, Monday (14/6).
2. Endometriosis affects the quality of life of adolescents
As an active age, just a distraction can mean a lot to them. Imagine how many school days must be wasted when they are in pain due to pain during menstruation.
“Skipping activities on their active days can affect a person’s quality of life,” added Prof Iko.
Meanwhile, if you want to know what kind of pain is a symptom of endometriosis, you can see the level of pain. If it makes him fall, doesn’t care about doing other things, and even always needs certain drugs or herbs to reduce pain, it’s a good idea to immediately seek medical help.
3. The importance of doing therapy early on
Dr dr Andon Hestiantoro SpOG(K), MPH, Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist, Consultant Fertility, Endocrinology and Reproductive and Principal Research Physician ENVISIOeN research in Indonesia added about the importance of early endometriosis therapy.
“When experiencing excessive pain, it can be helped to reduce pain, while early therapy can also maintain fertility,” he said in the same event.
That way, the baby’s quality of life can be better maintained. He can also be more careful in eating food so that endometriosis does not recur.
The slower it is treated, the more likely it is to disrupt the reproductive system of a woman with the disease.
4. The importance of going to the right place to treat endometriosis
As previously stated, teenagers are years late before being diagnosed with endometriosis.
Therefore, it is very important to find the right doctor to consult about this complaint.
In Indonesia alone, 11 hospitals have ENVISIOeN Indonesia investigators who also treat patients.
Some of them are Hermina Jatinegara, Jakarta, Daya Medika, Jakarta, Permata Cibubur, Bekasi, Mother Specialist Clinic, Medan, Hermina Pandanaran, Semarang, and RSIA Stella Maris, Medan.
By visiting an expert, Mama can ensure the baby’s health condition more calmly so that the treatment can be more appropriate.
So, when a teenage girl feels disturbed by her menstrual pain, immediately seek medical help, Ma.