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Symptoms of Endometriosis

Symptoms of Endometriosis: Introduction

Symptoms of endometriosis run the gamut from none, to minimal, to severe. Symptoms of endometriosis occur with hormonal changes in the menstrual cycle, and they are often associated with heavy, uncomfortable, and irregular menstrual periods. Symptoms generally occur during the time of life when a woman is having menstrual cycles and disappear after menopause.

Symptoms can include pelvic cramps and/or lower back pain just before the menstrual period, irregular periods, and spotting between periods. They can also include painful sexual intercourse, painful bowel movements, and pelvic pain during any time of the menstrual cycle.

Moderate to severe endometriosis can lead to the formation of cysts, scars, and adhesions in the pelvis and reproductive organs. Scarring and blockage of the fallopian tubes can result in difficulties with conceiving a pregnancy and infertility....more about Endometriosis »

Symptoms of Endometriosis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Endometriosis includes the 24 symptoms listed below:

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Endometriosis: Complications

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Endometriosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Endometriosis?

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Endometriosis:

This condition may cause painful menstrual periods, abnormal vaginal bleeding, and sometimes loss of fertility (ability to get pregnant), but it does not cause cancer. Women with endometriosis may be treated with hormones or surgery. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Uterus: NCI)

Endometriosis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Endometriosis, it is also important to consider Endometriosis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Endometriosis may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Endometriosis. This signs and symptoms information for Endometriosis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Endometriosis signs or Endometriosis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Endometriosis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Endometriosis symptoms.


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