For the estimated 1 in 10 women of reproductive age with endometriosis, the pain can be very hard to explain. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to explain your symptoms and advocate for the best care possible with your doctor—because you can’t SpeakENDO until you fully understand the disease.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue that acts a lot like the lining of your uterus—called endometrium—starts growing outside of your uterus, where it doesn't belong.
Painful periods? Pelvic pain in between periods? Pain with sex? Could these or other symptoms be related to endometriosis?
Locations of endometriosis lesions can affect your symptoms.
What causes endometriosis?
The path to diagnosis may not always be simple.
When it comes to endometriosis pain, it's important to know your options.