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1 Las Cruces woman's painful journey with endometriosis


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Las Crucen Dolores "Doe" Gallegos, 47, suffers persistent, often-crippling pain, all thanks — or no thanks, rather — to a disorder called endometriosis.

Gallegos was first diagnosed when she was a student at New Mexico State University in 1990. She was making frequent trips to the student health center because of debilitating abdominal pain. She hit a lot of dead-ends before she found out the actual cause. Her pain was initially attributed, incorrectly, to menstrual cramping.

"I couldn't walk," Gallegos said, describing the impact of the pain. "At NMSU, a docto...

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