Letter: I am a 23 and I have endometriosis

Date published: 08 March 2018

Dear Editor,

Endometriosis Awareness Week is taking place between 3 and 9 March.

Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the United Kingdom.

One in every 10 women suffer in silence. On average it takes seven and a half years from the onset of symptoms to obtaining a diagnosis, more unsettling than this there is no cure.

Despite all the medical information endometriosis still isn’t being openly discussed and the women that suffer still meet lots of ignorance to the condition.

I am a 23-year-old woman, with my whole life laid out before me. My issue? Endometriosis.

The effect that this awful condition has on my life is sickening.

I am currently on a waiting list for a hysterectomy.

The knowledge and research for this disease isn’t readily available.

You see the thing with endometriosis, it’s hell, it’s untreatable.

Endometriosis is resilient and unfortunately there is nothing that can end this awful disease - but women with endometriosis are resilient and we continue to fight.

Name Supplied

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Note from the Editor

New endometriosis support group at The Royal Oldham Hospital

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