Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which cells similar to the endometrium, grow outside of the uterus like in the ovaries or fallopian tubes, or the tissue lining the pelvis. Endometriosis can affect women of any age. It's a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life, but there are treatments that can help.

While endometriosis is a painful condition that can affect your quality of life, it's not considered a fatal disease. In extremely rare instances, however, complications of endometriosis can cause potentially life-threatening problems.
  • Symptoms
  • Painful periods

    common

    Abdominal pain

    • Stabbing, Crampy, Dull

    • Usually starts just before menstruation and lasts for hours or days

    • For last 3 months or more, In the bottom left region, In the bottom right region, Lower

    • Radiates to the back, Radiates to the thighs

    or Abdominal discomfort other than pain

    • Region below the belly button

    common

    Excessive or prolonged bleeding during period

    or Irregular periods

    common

    Pain during sexual intercourse

    common

    Pain during defecation

    Inability to conceive a child

    Feeling of tiredness

    Pain discomfort or burning when urinating

    or Urgent feeling to pee

    or Frequent urination

    or Blood in urine

    Watery stool

    or Difficulty passing stool

    Sad mood

    Back pain

    • Lower, Radiates to the thighs

    Chest pain

    • During period

    • Right side, Left side, Center of the chest

    or Difficulty breathing

    or Cough with mucus or without mucus

    • With bloody mucus

    • Dry

    or Chest tightness

  • Risk factors
  • Early first period

    or Having high amount of body fat

    or Nulliparity

    Family history of endometriosis

  • Treatment
  • Endometriosis is typically treated with painkillers, hormonal medication and even surgery.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Endometriosis, then a visit to an obstetrician-gynecologist is highly recommended.

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