What is Endometriosis ?
Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissues that normally line the inside of the uterus (endometrium) grow in the outside of the uterus and on or around the pelvic and abdominal organs. It may cause severe menstrual pains and fertility problems.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis ?
The main symptom of endometriosis is painful menstrual pain that worsens over time. Other common signs include the following :
- painful intercourse
- painful urination or emptying your bowels
- heavy bleeding during periods or bleeding in-between periods
Some women also experience nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, bloating or constipation especially during menstrual periods.