What Are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?

Q:
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

A:
Endometriosis is a disease affecting the lower belly in women. In the condition, the tissue that normally grows inside the uterus grows outside.

Sometimes it happens without the woman being aware of it. While others have had some signs and symptoms including:

  • Pains, such as very painful menstrual cramps, long-term pain in the lower back and pelvis, pain during or after sex,  intestinal pain, painful bowel movements or pain when urinating during periods.
  • Infertility, or not being able to get pregnant.
  • Stomach problems such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.
  • Heavy periods and bleeding between periods

See your doctor if you have signs and symptoms that may indicate endometriosis.

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