Majority of women or girls with Endometriosis experience excruciating painful periods. Other symptoms/checklist include:
Excruciating period pain & pelvic pain
Difficulty in getting pregnant
Pain when urinating or passing stools
Pain during intercourse
Pain before period, during period and sometimes after period.
Bleeding or spotting in between periods
Don’t feel better even after taking pain medication.
Others – extreme tiredness, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and nausea
Endometriosis only affects adults.
Endometriosis can occur when a girl first gets her period. Talk to your doctor if pain interferes with your daily routine. It’s a common sign of endometriosis and of other problems.
Pregnancy cures Endometriosis.
There is no cure for Endometriosis. Women usually experience fewer symptoms during pregnancy because of increased progesterone in the body.
A hysterectomy cure Endometriosis.
Some women will still experience pain after getting a hysterectomy.
Endometriosis can occur when a girl first gets her period.
Talk to your doctor if pain interferes with your daily routine. It’s a common sign of endometriosis and of other problems.
It’s all in your head.
Endometriosis is a real problem. It can affect your physical and mental health. Years of long, painful periods and uncomfortable sex can take its toll on your mental health, especially if you don’t know what causes them. That’s why it’s important to find a doctor, usually a gynecologist to diagnose your condition early.
Surgery can cure Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a chronic progressive disease. It can recur after surgery. Hormonal treatment can help to control Endometriosis by suppressing the progression of the disease.
Have you been diagnosed with endometriosis or are wondering if you could have it?
Read more below to find answers to some common questions about endometriosis.