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Symptoms of Endometriosis

Authors:
  • Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Publication Type:

Condition InDepth

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Some people with endometriosis do not have symptoms. Those who do have problems that range from mild to severe. Common ones are:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain in the lower back or belly
  • Pain during or after sex
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain when passing stool
  • Pain with periods
  • Irregular periods

References

  • Endometriosis. ACOG website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometriosis.
  • Endometriosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/endometriosis.
  • Endometriosis. Office on Women's Health—US Health and Human Services website. Available at: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/endometriosis.
  • Levine EM, et al: Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis: Making the Diagnosis. J Diagn Med Sonogr 2019;35(4):1-3.

Contributors

  • Elizabeth Margaret Prusak, MD
Last Updated:
2022-03-01

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.