Endometriosis Excision Specialist in Palo Alto, California
SEVERE PAIN WITH YOUR PERIODS? YOU MIGHT HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS
Although symptoms can vary considerably, the most common are:
- extremely painful periods
- pain just before or after your period
- pelvic pain at any time during the month
- pain during or after sexual intercourse
- difficulty getting pregnant (infertility)
- nausea and vomiting
- severe abdominal bloating
- pain during ovulation
- pain or bleeding with bowel movements
- other bowel symptoms (ie, pain with bowel movements/ constipation/ diarrhea intestinal pain/upset stomach)
- other bowel/gastrointestinal symptoms (acid reflux, loss of appetite, nausea with eating)
- pain or bleeding with urination
- other bladder symptoms (difficulty voiding/urgency/frequent urination/ incontinence)
- pain in the lower back
- pain in the groin area
- heavy periods
- more frequent periods
- other, irregular bleeding
- fainting/falling unconscious (due to pain)
- pain that mimics appendicitis
- pain that mimics celiac disease
- pain that mimics Crohn’s Disease and/or irritable bowel syndrome
- pain that mimics interstitial cystitis
Did you know?
- Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of female infertility
- An estimated 8.5-10 million women in the US and 200 million (that’s 200,000,000) worldwide are believed to be affected
- Extremely painful menstruation, endometriosis’ most commonly known symptom, is the leading cause of missed work and school in young girls and women, according to one NIH study
- Endometriosis commonly goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, with women experiencing about 6-10 years delay before being correctly diagnosed
- Endometriosis is also frequently undiagnosed in teenage girls, due to persistent medical myths, like the false belief that pain with periods is normal or that teenagers rarely get endometriosis
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