Medical experts have raised alarm over increasing case of disorder in women otherwise known as Endometriosis which causes pain during menstrual circle.
The condition which is said to affect one in every 10 women is mistaken for other forms of infection or fibroids by medical personnel making treatment options very difficult and painful for the patient.
Speaking at the Million Woman March for Endometriosis, the Medical Director of Nordica Fertility Centre, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi, pointed out that the wrongful diagnosis of the condition is not limited to the developing countries alone but that even in the developed world,
“Diagnosing it is very difficult as it is made by a surgical procedure known as Laproscopy,” he said.
According to him, most hospitals do not have the equipment to diagnose the condition.
Earlier in his remarks, the Prof Oladipo Ladipo, described endometriosis as one of the most challenging gynecological problems he ever encountered in his more than 35 years of clinical experience.
He urged the federal government to invest in public education and advocacy to pharmaceutical companies who in turn will come up with drugs to reduce the pain.