How can you tell if endometriosis is causing chronic pelvic pain?
In endometriosis, cells that normally line the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grow inappropriately outside on organs such as the ovaries, bladder, or rectum. Symptoms you may have:
- Pelvic pain or cramps before or during your period
- Pain during or after sex
- Pain when you ovulate
- Painful bowel movements
- Rectal bleeding during your period
- Pain when you urinate
- Lower back pain
- Spotting between periods
- Bloating in your abdomen
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