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Free Endometriosis Screening Week

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18.03.2024

Dr Vasil Dimov will be conducting free examinations with endometriosis on 26 March 2024 at Medical Center Hera, Sofia from 2pm till 6pm by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 02/404 8656 r 0882 411 433

Dr Vasil Dimov is a specialist obstetrician-gynaecologist in Sofia with extensive experience. He performs examinations and provides modern treatment of obstetric and gynaecological disease, all types of obstetric and gynaecological tests and procedures.

  • According to global data, the disease endometriosis affects every 9th woman

  • In order to get correct diagnosis, a woman normally sees 8 different doctors prior to being diagnosed

  • A late diagnosis has direct correlation to more severe course of the disease and also decreasing reproductive abilities in women.

  • Between 30% and 50% of women that are experiencing reproductive issues are suffering from endometriosis

In context of the aging population of Bulgaria, timely diagnosis and treatment would impact for the better a lot of families and would fulfil their dream of having a child.

Symptoms of endometriosis

Symptoms of the endometriosis are different and vary with each individual patient, sometimes they are chaotic and sometimes are similar to symptoms of other diseases.

  • Pain in abdominal area before or during menstruation, as well as during ovulation;
  • Pain in the hip area, including lower back area before or during menstruation;
  • Pain when using the toilet;
  • Chronic pain in the hip area;
  • Chronic tiredness;
  • Pain during sexual intercourse;
  • Difficulties getting pregnant;
  • Formation of “chocolate” cysts on the ovaries (with a thick shell that do not disappear on their own)
  • Digestive problems;
  • Often bloating after meal (forming the so called endo-belly);
  • Food intolerance;
  • Body changes, more often expressed in weight gain that cannot be lost neither by exercising or dieting;
  • Hormonal imbalance – sex hormone levels (progesterone, estrogen), thyroid hormones and stress hormones vary and are often very low or very high; decreased insulin sensitivity
  • Frequent infections (bladder, urinary tract, kidneys);
  • Frequent vaginal infections, especially with Candida Albicans
  • Reduced immunity;
  • Insufficient key micro and macro nutrition and vitamins – Vitamin D, Vit. B12, magnesium and other;
  • Neurology disorders – depression, anxiety, brain fog, feeling helpless and other
  • Frequent headaches
  • Increased temperature, usually lasting subfebrile
  • And others

Medical Center Hera is taking part in the campaign organised by Endometriosis and Reproductive Health Foundation and is providing opportunity for free examination for endometriosis during the month dedicated to mass information campaign regarding this disease.

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