LUST FOR LIFE KILLER PE­RIOD PAIN: WHAT’S THE DEAL?

WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, PE­RI­ODS ARE JUST PART OF LIFE FOR US GIRLS. BUT WHAT HAP­PENS WHEN THEY GO ROGUE? BY SHARON GOLD­STEIN AND EMMA WRIGHT

CLEO (Malaysia) - - PROMOTION -

Snug­gling up to a hot wa­ter bot­tle, act­ing all moody and bitchy, and in­hal­ing choco­late like it’s go­ing out of fash­ion? Yup, it’s that time of the month again. But what hap­pens when con­fec­tionery and com­fort don’t help and you can tell some­thing’s a bit... off? For Nonn Chin Mei, 24, the red flag came when her pe­ri­ods be­gan to af­fect her whole life. “I was miss­ing work and had ter­ri­ble back cramps that pre­vented me from sit­ting up. I knew this could not be a nor­mal thing to ex­pe­ri­ence.”

EN­DOMETRIO­SIS

Like an es­ti­mated 10 per cent of women, Chin Mei had en­dometrio­sis, a con­di­tion in which the tis­sue that lines the uterus oc­curs out­side the uterus, caus­ing pain and po­ten­tially in­fer­til­ity.

Symp­toms

Painful pe­ri­ods, pain dur­ing sex, and pain when pee­ing or do­ing a poo can all in­di­cate en­dometrio­sis, ex­plains gy­nae­col­o­gist Dr. El­iz­a­beth Far­rell from Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (jean­hailes org.au). For Tan­isha Ma­hen­dran, 26, her pe­riod was so bad that two in ev­ery four weeks she had to en­dure mod­er­ate to se­vere

SOURCE: WWW.MED­I­CAL­DAILY.COM

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