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What kind of pain can you get from endometriosis?

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  • Some areas that may hurt because of endometriosis include: Pelvic or belly pain may start before your period and last for several days.
  • Backache. Your uterus and ovaries are near your back, and belly pain that makes you hunch over can hurt your back, too.
  • Leg pain. Endometriosis can affect nerves that connect to your groin, hips, and legs.
  • Painful sex.
  • Painful bowel movements. Depending on the areas affected by endometriosis, it might hurt to go to the bathroom. If it’s severe, it might also cause bleeding and constipation.

From: What Does Endometriosis Feel Like? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis -- Overview,” “Endometriosis -- Symptoms & Causes,” “Female infertility.”

Endometriosis Foundation of America: “What is Endometriosis?”

EndoHope: “Endometriosis: what does the pain feel like?”

WomensHealth.gov: “Interview With a Woman Who Had Endometriosis: Heather Roppolo-Guidone.”

Endometriosis Research Center: “Do You Have Endo?”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Endometriosis: General Information.”

Camran Nezhat Institute in Palo Alto, CA: “Other painful and unusual symptoms associated with endometriosis,” “Bowel Endometriosis Symptoms.”

Endometriosis.org: “Painful intercourse.”

Endometriosis UK: “Endometriosis and the Bowel.”

Clevelandclinic.org: “Endometriosis.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis -- Overview,” “Endometriosis -- Symptoms & Causes,” “Female infertility.”

Endometriosis Foundation of America: “What is Endometriosis?”

EndoHope: “Endometriosis: what does the pain feel like?”

WomensHealth.gov: “Interview With a Woman Who Had Endometriosis: Heather Roppolo-Guidone.”

Endometriosis Research Center: “Do You Have Endo?”

Center for Young Women’s Health: “Endometriosis: General Information.”

Camran Nezhat Institute in Palo Alto, CA: “Other painful and unusual symptoms associated with endometriosis,” “Bowel Endometriosis Symptoms.”

Endometriosis.org: “Painful intercourse.”

Endometriosis UK: “Endometriosis and the Bowel.”

Clevelandclinic.org: “Endometriosis.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 09, 2018

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