Endometriosis is a condition in which uterine tissue grows on the outside of the uterus, attaching itself to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other organs. Some women with endometriosis suffer from pain and other symptoms while others have no symptoms at all.
Here are some of the symptoms a woman with endometriosis might experience.
1. Painful menstrual cramps: Extreme menstrual pain is called dysmenorrhea and it is not normal. If these pains start to interfere with your every day life, it is time to see your doctor. Also note that heavy periods are also a symptom of endometriosis.
2. Pain during sexual intercourse: Pain during intercourse is nothing to take lightly and it is most definitely not normal. Recognize this as a sign of endometriosis.
3. Gastrointestinal problems: If you have severe stomach issues that have gone untreated and not diagnosed, it is very possible that this can be endometriosis related.
4. Infertility: This is a key symptom of endometiosis. If you have been trying conceive and have been having trouble doing so, talk to your doctor to make sure you get examined. There are different kinds of treatments that will help you.
Don’t ignore the signs and symptoms.