Why Your Period Pain May Not Be Normal: Understanding Endometriosis

According to Teen Vogue, endometriosis affects approximately 6.3 million women. The condition can lead to excruciating pain during menstruation. Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue normally found inside the uterus is located outside the uterus. When the hormones that lead to menstruation are present in the body, the tissue that is located outside the uterus bleeds as well, leading to sometimes excruciating pain. Old and young women can suffer from endometriosis pain. Women can experience pain right before their periods or during their periods, or they may experience heavy bleeding during menstruation. In some cases, women experience pelvic pain at all times.

Unfortunately, it can be many years before women suffering from endometriosis get answers. Teen Vogue estimates that it can be ten or twelve years before doctors take a woman’s period pain seriously enough to pursue the surgical procedure that identifies whether a person has the condition. If you are a young woman in America, it can be difficult to have your pain taken seriously, or have a doctor test you properly.

This is why it is important to find a good doctor to talk to about your period pain. If you have experienced serious pain during menstruation, consider speaking to Dr. Shakiba at Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, L.L.C. Our Hackensack, New Jersey office is staffed with caring and compassionate medical professionals who take women’s pain seriously.

Many women may also not be aware that the pain they are experiencing during their menstruation is not normal. If your period pain interferes with your everyday life activities and makes it impossible for you to work or play, you may be suffering from a more serious condition like endometriosis. It is important to seek help. Unfortunately, social stigma may make it difficult for women to speak up. Some face bias from co-workers, family, teachers, and loved ones who believe that it might be normal for women to experience pain during their periods.

So, rather than normalizing painful periods, we need to take women’s pain more seriously. According to Allure, endometriosis can be diagnosed through a laparoscopic biopsy. Dr. Shakiba at Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, L.L.C. in Hackensack, New Jersey offers advanced procedures and less-invasive treatment methods for women suffering from endometriosis. The high-tech tools that allow us to perform robotic hysterectomies and other procedures uniquely situate us to diagnose and treat women suffering from a range of gynecological conditions. Don’t suffer in silence. Reach out to Dr. Shakiba today. Pelvic pain is not normal. Debilitating pain during your period is not normal.

Treatment for endometriosis varies depending on the severity of the condition. In some cases, being on the pill can help reduce pain. In some extreme cases, however, doctors may consider removing the lesions that are causing the pain. In some instances, doctors may even recommend a hysterectomy, though doctors are reluctant to take this step with younger women who may want to have children. Every case is unique. If you are suffering from endometriosis, reach out to Dr. Shakiba at Women’s Pelvic Surgery of North Jersey, L.L.C. today.


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