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Symptoms of Endometriosis

The primary symptoms of endometriosis are pain and infertility.

Other common symptoms of endometriosis include:

In addition, women who are diagnosed with endometriosis may have painful bladder syndrome, digestive or gastrointestinal symptoms similar to a bowel disorder, as well as fatigue, tiredness, or lack of energy.2

For some women, the pain symptoms associated with endometriosis get milder after menopause, but this is not always the case. Hormone therapy such as estrogen or birth control pills, given to reduce menopausal symptoms, may cause these endometriosis symptoms to continue.


Reference: National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development

Last updated April 20, 20

References

1 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2008). Endometriosis. Washington, DC.

2 Tietjen, G. E., Bushnell, C. D., Herial, N. A., Utley, C., White, L., & Hafeez, F. (2007). Endometriosis is associated with prevalence of comorbid conditions in migraine. Headache, 47(7), 1069-1078.

3 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2008). Endometriosis. Washington, DC.

4 Stratton, P., & Berkley, K.J. (2011). Chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis: Translational evidence of the relationship and implications. Human Reproduction Update, 17(3), 327-346.