Stacey Allan, who began her period at the age of six, was treated for excruciating abdominal adhesions that caused her internal organs to stick together like gum’ ‘

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A Scottish mother who had a hysterectomy at age 25 to relieve her endometriosis talks about the debilitating state of the uterus to help others

Stacey Allan contacted the Daily Record from her hospital bed after she had just been treated for excruciating abdominal adhesions that caused her internal organs to stick together like chewing gum due to her condition

The procedure is only the tip of the iceberg for the 34-year-old from Fallin, Stirling, who reports for Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus begins to grow in other places, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes

“Symptoms can vary, but to me it feels like my insides are being torn apart and someone is pulling on my body

“I now have no cervix, fallopian tubes, ovaries or uterus Fortunately, I already had my two children, Emily 13 and Milo 10

“In the past I have had injections to treat prostate cancer and drugs to induce temporary menopause and tramadol to help with pain. Neither of these methods has worked well

“Because you can’t see endometriosis, people think you’re there, and it is often dismissed as period pain”

Although not common, puberty can occur in girls before age 8 Age and is known as precocious puberty

But the real suffering began when, from the age of 13 Years of age “unbearable pain” occurred once a month

“Nobody knew anything about the condition back then, it was just classified as a bad time”

At 17, her pain worsened, which meant Stacey had to be hospitalized regularly for internal exams and sent home with pain medication

She underwent laparoscopy a few years later when cameras were used to examine the abdominal area for abnormalities

Stacey was 25 years old and was eager to relieve her daily pain in every possible way She was recommended for a radical hysterectomy

“To think I did something so drastic and still in pain is terrible,” she added

“My daughter Emily got her first period at the age of seven, so now I’m worried about her future

Stacey has now started a private Facebook group to bring together women suffering from this disease

Endo Sisters Stirling is an online community where women share tips, advice and their stories to bring comfort to others who have been affected

Stacey said, “I usually never speak publicly about my condition, but I want other women to know it’s okay and I want to offer support

“After going through so many different treatments, I can use the Facebook group to advise other women where I can”

You can find Stacey’s online endometriosis support group by searching for Endo Sisters Stirling on Facebook

For more information on the organization’s 2021 fundraiser, see their dedicated Endometriosis Awareness Month section

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Source: https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/scots-mum-endometriosis-hysterectomy-aged-23769801