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Women do not be subjective with prolonged lower abdominal pain

In response to Endometriosis Awareness Month (EndoMarch), Bayer Vietnam, along with the Vietnam Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (VAGO) and the National Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology (NHOG), organized a seminar to raise awareness about endometriosis. and knowledge in the community about this disease, as well as show empathy for the patient and family, thereby building a community of connection and sharing.

The seminar was attended by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Ba Quyet – Vice President of the Vietnam Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Ms. Surita Morgan – President of the Malaysian Association of Endometriosis Patients. Also participating and sharing were two patients, Ms. Lydia Le and Ms. Tran Thu Huong.

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The seminar program contributes to raising public awareness about endometriosis and available treatment methods.

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Ba Quyet, it is estimated that about 20-30% of Vietnamese women of childbearing age have endometriosis. Endometriosis causes varying degrees of pain and infertility. The pain can be persistent and intense, making the patient stressful both physically and mentally. However, symptoms can be relieved if the disease is detected early and appropriate therapy is given long-term.

Therefore, the patient needs to be mentally prepared and actively consult the doctor. When using drugs prescribed by a doctor, if there are adverse effects, patients should calmly contact the treating doctor, should not arbitrarily quit treatment or switch to different therapies themselves.

“The endometriosis patients in Vietnam or Malaysia have had to endure both physical and mental trauma from a young age, having to overcome difficulties on their own without the support of those around them. around. This situation needs to stop.

As an endometriosis patient, I would like to encourage endometriosis patients in Vietnam to speak up and build a community of Vietnamese patients to support each other to overcome the disease. this horrible disease. Let’s join hands and end the silence about endometriosis” – Ms. Surita Morgan, President of the Maternity Association of Malaysia, said.

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Lydia Le – a patient with endometriosis encourages the patient to pay attention to observe and learn about the disease, to discuss directly with the doctor to improve treatment results.

During the seminar, Ms. Lydia Le – endometriosis patient confided: “A situation that has not been particularly concerned by treating doctors and patients today is the negative psychological effects of endometriosis on patients.

The patient, in addition to the pain brought by the disease, directly affects his life and work, and also indirectly affects the patient’s psychology. We need to have a more general view of the disease, the doctor needs to look more from the patient’s psychological perspective, and the patient needs to be more self-aware in observing and learning about the disease, directly communicating. with doctors, to improve treatment outcomes”.

With the goal of addressing the many years of patient misinformation to help women detect abnormalities and encourage them to seek treatment early, Bayer launched the #DontLiveWithPain campaign. Don’t accept the pain) and many other practical activities, to encourage women to seek early intervention and treatment, instead of enduring pain in silence and misunderstanding that pain is normal.

EndoMarch is a compound of the words “Endometriosis” (Endometriosis) and “March” (March), which was the first campaign launched in the US and expanded into a global campaign in 2014. The overall goal of the campaign is to raise public awareness of this disease.

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