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Symptoms of endometriosis

  • chronic pelvic pain (defined as persistent, noncyclic pain perceived to be in structures related to the pelvis and lasting more than 6 months, Speer et al., 2016)

  • extremely painful, debilitating period pain

  • pelvic pain outside of periods

  • lower back pain, particularly just before and during periods

  • increased headaches

  • increased or the commencement of migraines

  • nausea or persistently feeling sick

  • vomiting during your period from pain and/or nausea

  • blood in your pee

  • persistent tummy troubles such as painful poos, constipation, diarrhoea

  • rectal bleeding

Speer LM, Mushkbar S, Erbele T. Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women. Am Fam Physician. 2016

  • infertility (defined as the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse)

  • extreme fatigue (e.g. unrefreshing sleep)

  • shoulder pain, worse at the time of your period

  • painful sex (during and after)

  • bloating ("endo belly")

Even with ZERO symptoms you can still have endometriosis 


Although endometriosis symptoms can be overwhelming please remember you are not alone and quality help is available

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