Endometriosis is a chronic condition wherein the uterine tissue begins growing outside the uterus, thereby producing a range of symptoms. The tissues grow in clumps called “implants” and may spread over the ovaries, fallopian tubes, intestines, other abdominal organs and in very rare cases, organs lying beyond.
It is then of vital importance that women be aware of the chief symptoms of this condition. They should seek medical help if they are experiencing any of these in order to rule out the possibility of endometriosis, or of they have it, begin treatment as soon as possible. Here is a list of 10 signs that could mean one has contracted this disease.
1. Pelvic Pain
Those suffering from endometriosis experience frequent pain spells in the pelvic region, with the severity ranging from mild to very extreme. The pain can occur just before or during menstruation, when ovulating or in rare cases, quite at random anytime during the month. The aches are usually an outcome of inflammation caused due to lesions caused or organ dislocation that endometriosis is responsible for. Many women tend to assume that the pelvic aches are in fact “normal” and common to those prone to difficult menstrual cycles. However, severe and random pelvic pain needs be investigated further for it may be a sign of either endometriosis or some other serious condition.