Health Tip: Does My Pain Mean Endometriosis?

-- Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, commonly in the ovaries or fallopian tubes.

The womenshealth.gov website mentions these typical symptoms of endometriosis:

  • Abdominal, lower back, or pelvic pain during menstruation or prior to it.
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods.
  • Pain in the intestines, bloating, constipation or diarrhea.
  • Pain during or just after sexual intercourse.
  • Pain during a bowel movement.
  • Infertility.

Posted: October 2011


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