Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissues that line the inside of the uterus walls actually grow outside of the uterus. This condition can be fairly common, with more than 200,000 cases diagnosed every year in the United States alone. These tissues can begin to grow along the intestines, the ovaries, and the fallopian tubes. Treatments for this condition include medications for the pain as well as hormonal treatments and, as a last resort, surgery.

1. Menstrual Problems

Most women’s menstruation cycles involve some pain. The pain and each woman’s overall tolerance of the pain vary from woman to woman, if you have experienced typical menstruation cycles, you can usually tell when something just doesn’t seem to be quite right. Endometrial pain can begin about a week before the period during ovulation. It can continue up to one week after menstruation has ended. The pain is generally a cramping sensation, but much more intense than that typically experienced during menstruation.