Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects 1-in-10 women of reproductive age. It occurs when endometrium, the tissue that lines the uterus, is found in places where it shouldn’t be – namely, outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is most commonly found on the ovaries in the form of cysts and as implants in the pelvic cavity.  But endometrial cells can occasionally travel in the blood stream to distant locations, such as the lungs, and create severe problems with unusual presentations.

Attain Fertility shares the signs of endometriosis that women with endometriosis can suffer with each month.

  • Remember the three P’s
    1. Painful periods
    2. Pelvic pain between periods
    3. Pain with sex
  • Painful urination
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Pain in the lower back, abdomen or groin
  • Feeling sick or faint, or vomiting during your period
  • Difficulty participating in day-to-day activities because of excessive pain, exhaustion, or weakness
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

You do not need to be presenting all of these symptoms to be diagnosed with endometriosis. If you have experienced any of these please reach out to Attain Fertility to get help. While there is no cure, there are medications available that can help manage symptoms. If you are looking for additional support, check out www.speakendo.com