Share Your Story : Melinda

Guyanese woman in a blue shirt and necklace

Melinda lives in Guyana in South America and was 35-years-old when she was diagnosed with Endometriosis.  Now 40, she has started an Endometriosis Support Group in her country.  May she bring the government, the women, and the medical professionals together to raise Endo awareness and improve healthcare for the Guyanese citizens!

Melinda’s Journey: 

ūüĆÖ Let me begin by thanking Lisa Drayton from Bloomin’ Uterus for giving me that little nudge I needed to start this Endo conversation in Guyana. My journey with Endometriosis has been a long and very painful one.

During the latter half of my teens I started having severe pains, heavy bleeding, bloating, lower back pain and constipation during my menstrual cycle. The pain was so intense I would sometimes faint.

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Guyana : Endometriosis Care & Treatment

map of guyana

**Updated 10/29/16: If you live in Guyana and have (or think you have) Endometriosis, there IS an online support group created by a woman living in Georgetown:  **

Guyana is a small English-speaking country located on the northeastern coast of South America, next to Venezuela and Brazil. ¬†For a size-comparison, it’s slightly smaller than the state of Idaho. ¬†It’s estimated that 736,000 people live in Guyana, most of whom reside in or near the capital, Georgetown, . ¬†The majority of the country is covered in dense tropical forests. ¬†The rest is grasslands, marshes, and cultivated urban areas. ¬†Guyana has an 11% unemployment rate, and 35% of the population lives below the poverty line. ¬† Unfortunately, nearly¬†155,000 residents live without electricity.

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