Endometriosis: A disease long ignored

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Endometriosis is a disease that we all started hearing about relatively recently.

This article is also an opportunity for us to review what endometriosis is.

If you suffer from some of the symptoms of this disease and you recognize yourself in the following lines, do not hesitate to consult a health professional. A gynecologist or a midwife can help you make a diagnosis.

You can also share this article, as it is by circulating this type of information that it will be possible to raise awareness about this phenomenon.


Definition of endometriosis
As this article is intended for the general public, we have chosen to offer you a very simple definition of endometriosis. During the science classes you took in high school, you may have heard about the uterine lining. This lining accumulates throughout the cycle inside the uterus and is evacuated naturally at the time of menstruation.

Endometriosis is a phenomenon whereby this uterine lining, also called the endometrium or endometrial tissue, is present outside the uterus. Fragments of the endometrium can create lesions in various parts of the reproductive system.

The fragments are sensitive to hormonal variations, which often characterize the female menstrual cycle. This is why endometriosis often appears in adolescence and throughout life, when women are of childbearing age.

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Symptoms of endometriosis can include:

  • Very painful periods, also called dysmenorrhea
  • Pain during sexual intercourse, also called dyspareunia
  • Pelvic pain that can radiate down the leg
  • Difficulty defecating or urinating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty getting pregnant

We would say that there are as many types of endometriosis as there are women suffering from this condition. It is perfectly possible to develop certain symptoms more than others, or for some to be completely absent. If you suffer from one or more of these symptoms, it is essential to talk to your gynecologist.


Do you too feel like tearing your hair out when you read this title?

However, this is a question that is commonly asked when talking about endometriosis. At the moment (and we're happy about this) endometriosis is being talked about on TV and on the Internet. Far from being a fashionable phenomenon, this communication on this subject is absolutely essential, so that women who have been suffering for several years can get out of the medical wandering.

Endometriosis has existed since the dawn of time. However, it was only described for the first time by the medical profession in 1860. It would then take more than 150 years to become known to the general public. The ignorance surrounding this pathology has left millions of women in the dark for centuries.

It is legitimate to deplore the delay in the circulation of this vital information. On the causes of this ignorance, everyone can have their own opinion. It is to be presumed that this exclusively female pathology has been of little interest to the medical profession for patriarchal reasons. At Mademoiselle Culotte, we have decided to be happy that from now on, information is circulating. Large laboratories are also taking up this (FINALLY) public subject, and are giving hope to those who are affected, that they may be able to be cured one day.


Once the disease has been diagnosed, certain solutions are possible. In particular, you may be offered hormonal treatment to regulate the appearance of fragments of uterine lining. Some people are also offered surgery. These methods are intended to provide more comfort and reduce the intensity of the symptoms. Today, we deplore the fact that no definitive treatment exists for endometriosis.

In our team, we hope with all our heart for those who suffer, that solutions will be found very soon. In the meantime, we have decided to make non-invasive menstrual solutions available to you. Even if they don't relieve the symptoms of endometriosis, they still provide more comfort than with many other conventional pads. We also continue to make noise about endometriosis, because all those who suffer from it should have access to a diagnosis and solutions.