Endometriosis | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

There's no easy way to tell you have this problem. If you have severe cramping and pain during sex or at the beginning of your period, or low back pain or rectal pain, you may have endometriosis. If you have these kinds of pain, your doctor still may not be sure if endometriosis is the cause. Many other health problems can cause pain like this.


Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis by C Wellbery, MD (American Family Physician October 15, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/991015ap/1753.html)

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Created: 09/00