Endometriosis is a condition that is often diagnosed much later as there is a lot of misinformation and myths surrounding menstrual health. Women often complain of heavy menstrual bleeding and pain which is often brushed off as normal but it could be a sign of something serious
What is endometriosis?
In this condition, the lining of the uterus proliferates as tissue formation starts around endometrium which starts to grow around uterus and pelvic area. It can be painful and can even cause irritation, scars and fertility problems.
Symptoms of Endometriosis
The common symptoms of endometriosis include:
- Excruciating pain during periods
- Cramps around date of menstruation
- Pain after sexual intercourse
- Uncomfortable bowel movements
- Lower back pain
- You may experience fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstrual periods.
The reason why it may happen is not known so doctors can not say what causes the tissues of endometrium to grow around other organs. It is a long-term condition with no known cure, however, its symptoms can be managed with proper medication.
This condition is not easy to diagnose as the symptoms may vary from person to person. Ignorance can play a crucial role in early diagnosis and it is important to pay attention when someone is complaining of the symptoms.
Spreading awareness is crucial and it may even hinder daily activities. Make sure to take good care of yourself and look for symptoms if you have been experiencing discomfort.