What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
According to Dr Datta, the symptoms can vary and include:
- Painful or heavy periods
- Pain during intercourse,
- weeing or emptying your bowels
- Change in bowel habit
- Problems with fertility
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Cysts in the ovaries
Endometriosis suffers may have painful periods or pain during intercourse, seeing or emptying their bowels around the time of their periods.
Dr Datta said this is because endometriosis develops with the hormonal changes of your cycle as your body prepares for a period.
Often, women say they feel bloated and sick during their period with a change in bowel habit.
Dr Datta explained: “This can be due to deposits of endometriosis in the pelvis, around the womb.
“In some cases, periods may be heavy and fertility can be affected over the longer term if untreated, so it’s good to get checked over early.
“Some women develop chronic pelvic pain, which no longer just occurs around the time of their period.”
Endometriosis can also develop in the ovaries, as cysts often called “chocolate cysts”.
She said: “These can build up and grow over time as the endometriosis deposits develop over time.”
Published at Thu, 13 Aug 2020 06:33:00 +0000