Endometriosis occurs when the tissue lining the inside of your uterus grows outside its tissue designated area. Basically, endometrium tissue grows out into the area of your pelvic and abdominal cavity, which is beyond the place where it is meant to grow.
A common symptom of endometriosis is pain that is most often felt in your:
The amount of abdominal, pelvic and lower back pain felt is not relative to the extent of your endometriosis.
Some women have no pain, even though their endometriosis affects a large area. On the flip side, some women have excruciating pain with only a small area of overgrowth.
Some additional symptoms and issues you might experience with endometriosis out of control tissue include:
- intestinal pain
- painful intercourse, during and after
- chronic pelvic pain ~ abdomen, lower back, pelvic
- heavy menstruation, spotting or bleeding in between
- painful urination/bowel movements during menstrual periods
- extremely painful menstrual cramps, potentially increasing over time
Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases. And some women only discover they have it when conception difficulties leads to its diagnosis.
Course of endometriosis treatment typically includes:
Pelvic area pain or discomfort may also be associated with:
Have your pain diagnosed by a physician before jumping to endometriosis conclusion.