Endometriosis is a condition in which islets of endometrial tissue appear outside the endometrial cavity, in the peritoneum or in nearby organs, such as the bowel and urinary bladder. It can cause severe period pain, painful intercourse and occasionally affect fertility.
Some of the symptoms of endometriosis:
- Severe dysmenorrhea
- Pain in the abdomen and pelvis during menstruation, especially when urinating
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Diarrhea, constipation and flatulence during menstruation
If the endometrial tissue is inside the myometrium (muscle of the uterine wall) the condition is called adenomyosis. Adenomyosis typically coexists with heavy periods, causes an increase of the size of the uterus and very painful periods.
If you have symptoms of endometriosis and / or adenomyosis, contact your gynaecologist to see and advise you according to your needs, symptoms and age.