by Tamer Seckin, MD | Posted on June 10, 2020
It can be very difficult for any woman, regardless of her age, to recognize the symptoms of endometriosis. The disease often goes undiagnosed for years, only to be discovered when a patient experiences infertility or symptoms that have become very severe. The most common symptom of endometriosis is a pain in the lower abdomen, the pelvis, or the lower back, predominantly during menstrual cycles. However, the amount of pain a woman feels does not depend on how much endometriosis she may have. Some women experience no pain, even though their disease affects large areas. Other women experience severe pain, despite having only a few small endometriosis growths.
Not every woman experiences all of the following symptoms, however, if you are exhibiting any of these symptoms and think you may have endometriosis, please speak to your doctor.
Dysmenorrhea: painful menstrual cramps often classified as "killer cramps" with pain that increases over time.
Chronic or intermittent pelvic pain
Chronic pain in the lower back
Spotting or bleeding between menstrual cycle
Menorrhagia (heavy bleeding during menstrual cycle)
Gastrointestinal pain and discomfort during menstrual cycle.
Diarrhea or constipation
Constipation or nausea during menstrual cycle
Dyspareunia: pain during or after sex.
Painful bowel movements or painful urination during menstrual cycle.
Blood in urine
Urinary frequency, retention, or urgency
Urinary tract difficulties
Neuropathy: when nerves are affected by advanced cases of the disease. Symptoms can include radiating pain to the back, lumbosacral area, inner thigh, legs, and along the track of sciatic nerve. Some patients find it difficult to cross their legs, and in some cases, their walking and gait are affected.
Infertility: the inability to conceive or properly carry a child. This can also include miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
An endometriosis diagnosis is dependent on a physician evaluation, in which a patient’s history will be discussed and a pelvic exam will be conducted. The presence of the disease can only be confirmed by subsequent laparoscopy and pathology. But only you know your body best. If you feel that you have the aforementioned symptoms and that endometriosis may be the probable cause, you do not need to suffer. Consult with Seckin Endometriosis Center today.
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