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Endometriosis Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

Symptoms range from mild to severe. You may have many large growths with little pain. Or, you may have small areas with intense pain.

Symptoms include:

  • Cramping and pelvic pain (especially just before and during menstrual bleeding)
  • Pain during sex
  • Heavy periods
  • Low back pain
  • Pain during bowel movements or urination
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a pelvic exam. These are best done early in the menstrual period. Since you may not have any symptoms, diagnosis is usually confirmed with a laparoscopy . This test allows the doctor to see if there are patches of endometrial tissue and scar tissue.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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