What are the common symptoms of endometriosis?

With endometriosis, there is no correlation between symptom severity and stage/severity of the disease. Someone with mild endometriosis could have severe symptoms and vice versa. Some women may even have no symptoms at all. Some common symptoms of endometriosis include:
 
  • Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Painful urination
  • Heavy bleeding during periods
  • Difficulty getting pregnant or infertility 
  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Nausea/vomiting (often just before menstrual period)
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Pain in the vagina, lower abdomen, and/or lower back right before, during, and right after period
  • Intense menstrual cramping 
  • Bleeding from the rectum during menstrual period
 
endometriosis symptoms
 
 

Sources
  • “Endometriosis.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 20 Aug. 2016. Web. 3 Aug. 2017.
  • “Endometriosis.” Cleveland Clinic, 29 May. 2014. Web. 3 Aug. 2017. 
  • “Endometriosis.” John’s Hopkins Medicine. John’s Hopkins Medicine Health Library, n.d. Web. 3 Aug. 2017.
  • “Endometriosis.” John’s Hopkins Medicine. John’s Hopkins Medicine Gynecology and Obstetrics, n.d. Web 3 Aug. 2017.

 

From Our Blog: Chronic Fatigue - Fact vs. Fiction

Chronic fatigue is an important symptom in some mental disorders, diseases, and medical conditions. For this reason, it is important to avoid certain quick fixes or tricks commonly used for normal instances of fatigue or tiredness if you think you are suffering from chronic fatigue. Medical attention is also highly recommended. This infographic is intended to help you find the truth when it comes to chronic fatigue:

chronic fatigue - fact vs. fiction infographic


 

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