Hi, I’m Karina, 39 and suffer from a condition called Endometriosis. This causes cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb to be found elsewhere in the body. Each month these cells react in the same way to those in the womb, building up and then breaking down and bleeding. Unlike the cells in the womb that leave the body as a period, this blood has no way to escape causing many symptoms including chronic pain, fatigue and heavy bleeding. I had a hysterectomy last year and now am awaiting 2 more big operations.
Endometriosis UK offers support, information and access to local support groups (my local one is my lifeline where I can talk to people who are going through the same as me). I wish people knew that endometriosis is so much more than heavy periods and women’s problems. In the UK, around 1.5 million women and those assigned female at birth are currently living with the condition, regardless of race or ethnicity. Endometriosis can affect you from puberty to menopause, although the impact may be felt for life.
The Menstrual Health Project and BeYou Together Ltd have teamed up to create the 'Endometriosis Diagnostic toolkit' a tool in itself to help women navigate their menstrual health to lead a normal life as possible life. This can be found here
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