• Endometriosis Symptoms

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Although the size of endometriotic patches may vary from pinhead to large clumps, the intensity of symptoms of Endometriosis is irrespective of their size. Common symptoms of endometriosis are:

  • Pain (Dysmenorrhea):
    • Type of pain: Severe pain in the pelvic region leads the list of symptoms of Endometriosis. It is stabbing and cramping during periods and continues as a low dull ache during the non-menstruating days. Pain can be debilitating and the emotional stress can take a toll on routine life of ladies.
    • Site of pain: Pain in common at sides of the pelvis, in the lower back and rectal area, and even down the legs sometimes.
    • Time of pain: Pain is more acute during menses but it can occur anytime in the month.
    • Dyspareunia: Pain during sexual intercourse is one of the common symptoms of Endometriosis, so much so that they can develop an aversion to sex.
    • Dysuria: Difficulty and pain during urination is occasionally experienced by women having Endometriosis. They may also complain of frequent urination with urgency.
    • Abnormal periods: Heavy and irregular episodes of menses, or even bleeding between periods are frequently encountered symptoms.