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Shame, Dismissal, Agony: Women With Endometriosis Speak Out

Published Thursday March 9

…a pittance compared to conditions that affect a similar number of people, such as diabetes.

Simple chores, like taking out the trash or folding laundry, send stabbing pains rushing through Silvia Young’s body.

“It feels like my internal organs are wrapped in barbed wire,” Young stated in a recent interview. “Every move hurts. Sometimes, I can’t even breathe.”

The 46-year-old Danville woman consulted more than 25 doctors over the last 3 decades to treat endometriosis, a puzzling condition in which tissue similar to endometrial lining grows outside the uterus and bonds like glue to other organs. There is no known cure or cause for the illness.

Article length: About 460 words.
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