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Kate Middleton, the expert's hypothesis on the Princess of Wales' illness Adnkronos

“No indiscretion about Kate Middleton’s health has been leaked from my British colleagues. However, if we exclude oncological pathology of the genital system, the hospitalization times are 14 days after the operation that the Princess of Wales underwent and.” The three months of hospitalization that she must respect is too long and for this reason with the Consequences of deep endometriosis, a disabling disease that affects the genitourinary system and the intestinal area between the colon, rectum and uterus “Endometriosis causes severe pain before and during the menstrual cycle, during sexual intercourse and during bowel movements. Unbearable pain that also occurs when urinating.” This is how Adnkronos greets Vito Trojano, President of Sigo – Italian Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics, who returns to Princess Kate's health problems.

“Of course we are in the field of hypotheses,” emphasizes Trojano, “even if everything points to a total hysterectomy with removal of the uterus and ovaries due to endometriosis. However, if this were the case, the Princess of Wales would be able to return to a normal life once the recovery period is over.

Endometriosis in Italy “affects 3 million women – emphasizes the expert – there are many patients with a clear diagnosis. The peak occurs between the ages of 30 and 40, but the pathology can also occur in younger age groups.” The diagnosis often comes after a long and costly journey, “usually with serious psychological consequences for the woman.” Women suffering from endometriosis report period pain. The pain may be chronic and persistent and may worsen during menstruation. Some women complain of asthenia and mild hyperthermia, which can worsen during menstruation, as well as depressive phenomena, “also because they are among the main causes of infertility in women. 30% of infertility is actually due to this pathology”.

“For this reason, also thanks to Sigo,” notes the President, endometriosis “has been included in the list of chronic and disabling pathologies, recognizing these patients the right to benefit from some specialized control services without exception.” The disease cannot be prevented, but “resorting to surgery must be the last chance,” warns Trojano, also because it only partially solves the problem. On the medication side, however, we have gestagens available. Over a longer period of time, they can keep symptoms under control, but they certainly do not reduce the formation of bulky cysts that compress other organs. (by Francesca Filippi)