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endometriosis--specialist

Endometriosis Excision Specialist in Palo Alto, California

SEVERE PAIN WITH YOUR PERIODS? YOU MIGHT HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis Symptoms

  • 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
  • fatigue

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