assalamualaikum wbt! :)
today, i wanna talk about something, that i just knew and heard about. doctors, correct me if i'm giving the wrong information. since these past few weeks, i spent most of the time at Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital. my cousin, akma, or kma was admitted there. at the beginning, she went there as a cause of back pain. which involves her back bones. she couldn't sleep at night and cry because it is too painful. and the Doctor said, by the moment, there is no operation could be done. the best she can do is physiotherapy twice a day.
but unfortunately, during the MRI test, the doctor found something else which needs an operation to be done as soon as possible. luckily, it wasn't a cancer. which he called - ENDOMETRIOSIS.
this is ENDOMETRIOSIS.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that behaves like the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grows in other areas of the body, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. The tissue growth (implant) typically occurs in the pelvic area, outside of the uterus, on the ovaries, bowel, rectum, bladder, and the delicate lining of the pelvis.
to make things easier, ENDOMETRIOSIS is - 'pendarahan luar rahim'. it caused by a lot of things, but the main cause is GENETIC. and, girlssss, the biggest symptom is, PERIOD PAIN. i repeat. PERIOD PAIN. and the Doctor told me,
"orang Melayu ni satu je, kalau period pain, dia kata biasa. bukan nak cek."
heh. that is true. in kma's situation, she had a very bad painful period pain on her left side of her pelvic. and, her endometriosis, is located on her left side ovary, which sized 10cm diameter. could u just imagine? she had her operation done on last friday, and to remove that 10cm endometriosis, the doctor needs to cut at least 15cm dekat perut dia tu, just to remove that 10cm tau tak? 15 cm means same je macam kalau bersalin secara pembedahan! SAKITTTT.
it is something like this. and the Dr did remove 1 of her appendix as well.
even though the Dr removed her Endometriosis, the underlying process that causes endometriosis may not cease after surgical or medical intervention. The most recent studies have shown that endometriosis recurs at a rate of 20%-40% within 5 years following conservative surgery, unless hysterectomy is performed or menopause reached. maksudnya, walaupun kma dah operate buang endometriosis ni, benda ni akan still datang & terbentuk sampai dia monopaus. so, every 3 months kma perlu dtg, cek, kalau ada sikit, terus Dr akan kasi injection utk buang. unless dia mengandung and monopaus, benda tu stop.
so, if you are having a very extra-ordinary period pain, do something instead of doin nothing! and, do pray for kma, she can hardly move right now. thank you and take care girls! :)