Painful bowel movements, stomach cramps, nausea, and abdominal pain are symptoms that women often associate with poor diet and menstruation. However, sometimes these so-called “normal female aches and pains” can indicate a dangerous condition known as endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a chronic women’s disease. It occurs when the endometrial lining of the uterus begins to expand cell grow outside the uterus to other pelvic organs, like the ovaries. Endometrial cell growth can extend and damage the function of other organs—such as the bladder, intestines, and appendix, and even causing permanent infertility. Surgery is usually the only effective treatment to stop growth and correct the organ damage.
Don’t ignore the following 12 symptoms of endometriosis…
1. Pelvic Pain
Mild to severe pelvic pain may be your first indication that something may be wrong. Most endometriosis sufferers report pain waves before, during, or following menstruation or during ovulation.