The most common symptoms are:
Doctors call this dysmenorrhea (DIS-men-uh-REE-uh). Period pain, or menstruation pain, usually begins right before a woman’s period starts and then continues throughout her period.
Doctors call this non-menstrual pelvic pain. This pain can be intermittent (on and off again), or it can be constant throughout the month. It can often be described as dull, throbbing, or even sharp.
Women with endometriosis can experience a variety of symptoms, where some can experience none at all. Symptoms can vary, but may reflect the area where endometriosis is located. Some other possible endometriosis symptoms include:
Bring your results to your next doctor’s appointment to help talk about your symptoms. These aren't the only symptoms associated with endometriosis. To learn more about symptoms,
This can help your gynecologist identify whether or not you have endometriosis.
If you have any of these other conditions, speak with your doctor, because the symptoms of these other conditions could also be signs of endometriosis.
Based on a retrospective study in a tertiary university medical center of 131 patients with diagnosed uterine fibroids between September 2002 and January 2006.
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female reproductive organs in the pelvic area. PID is a condition that can cause chronic pelvic pain and other symptoms, similar to endometriosis.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that affects the large intestine. Some symptoms of IBS can be similar to endometriosis.
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