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How can you tell if endometriosis is causing chronic pelvic pain?

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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
  • Infertility
  • Spotting between periods
  • Bloating in your abdomen
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017

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