10 Symptoms of Endometriosis You Should Be Aware Of

Many women with living with endometriosis do not even realize that they have it. Sexual health can be a bit of a touchy topic that leaves many women feeling embarrassed about their body, but there is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of, and speaking up will only help to improve both the quality and longevity of your life.

What is Endometriosis? endometriosis symptoms

Endometriosis is a disorder wherein the lining of your uterus, called the endometrium, exists on the outside of the uterus rather than on the inside where it belongs. This tissue builds up and breaks down just like it normally would inside of the uterus during a woman’s period, but this tissue does not have a way to exit the body since it is not located within the uterus.

When this happens, various pelvic organs can become affected. Typically, you will see the development of cysts, scar tissue, or adhesions around the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other pelvic organs. In rare cases, endometriosis may also spread outside of the pelvic organs.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Pain is a very common symptom of endometriosis. Although many women experience pain during their period, pain caused by endometriosis is often much more excruciating than normal cramps. Other symptoms that often accompany a diagnosis of endometriosis include:

  • Pelvic pain or leg cramping that begins prior to your period and continues well after your period has ended
  • Pain of the lower back or abdomen
  • Excessive bleeding or unusually heavy periods
  • Pain during or after intercourse
  • Infertility
  • Pain with urination or bowel movements
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Bloating
  • Nausea or vomiting

Talk with Your Doctor Today

If you believe that you may have endometriosis, it is important to speak with your gynecologist in order to discuss proper treatment methods so that you can find relief from the extremely painful symptoms associated with this disorder.

Please contact Women’s Health Partners of Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida today to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent gynecological care experts who can help to diagnose and treat your endometriosis by calling (561) 368-3775.

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