Endometriosis - Symptoms
Some women with
endometriosis don't have symptoms. Other women have
symptoms that range from mild to severe. Symptoms may include:
Pain, which can be:
Pelvic pain. Severe menstrual
cramps. Low backache 1 or 2 days before the start of the menstrual
period (or earlier). Pain during
sexual intercourse. Rectal pain. Pain during bowel
Infertility may be
the only sign that you have endometriosis. Between 20% and 40% of women who are
infertile have endometriosis. 1
Abnormal bleeding. This can include:
Blood in the urine or
stool. Some vaginal bleeding before the start of the menstrual
period. Vaginal bleeding after sex.
are often most severe just before and during your
menstrual period. They get better as your period
Some women, especially teens, have pain all the time.
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other conditions can cause symptoms that are similar
to endometriosis. These conditions include painful periods,
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July 07, 2011
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