Masakit ang puson o mas malalang sakit? UP’s “Stop C.O.V.I.D. Deaths” webinar is back with answers

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) has recently observed an increase in women consulting for pelvic pain, later diagnosed as endometriosis. Unfortunately, limited awareness seems to lead to delayed treatment and undue suffering.

Endometriosis is a disease where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside it, causing pain and even infertility. Globally, it affects about 10 percent of women and girls of reproductive age. It is a chronic disease associated with severe, life-impacting pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movement, and other symptoms such as nausea, fatigue, and anxiety.

Is it possible that women who experienced pelvic pain in the pandemic paid less attention to it, resulting in many delayed diagnoses today? 

This January 20, from 12nn to 2 pm, UP, in partnership with the UP Manila National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Telehealth Center (NTC), and in cooperation with UP-PGH, would like to invite you to join the fight against C.O.V.I.D.—current COVID-19 problems, other outbreaks, viruses, infections, and disasters.

The University’s award-winning webinar series “Stop C.O.V.I.D Deaths” is back, with “Masakit ang Puson: Endometriosis Kaya?” as its first episode for 2023. This episode will take a closer look at endometriosis, its signs and symptoms, and when consultation for pelvic pain is necessary.

The main presenter will be an Ob-Gyn infertility specialist and past president of the Philippine Society for Reproductive Medicine, Dr. Angela Aguilar.

Dr. Gladys Tanangonan from the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at UP-PGH will also share her insights.

The synthesis and closing remarks will be delivered by Dr. Stella Marie L. Jose, the newly appointed head of the Expanded Education and Training Office at UP-PGH.

Register here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter account, TVUP’s YouTube channel, and Facebook page.

The award-winning UP “Stop COVID Deaths” Webinar Series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community.