Identifying the symptoms of endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a disorder that is often painful. It occurs when tissue that usually grows within the uterus grows in other locations. This can cause pain that is sometimes very severe and can also cause fertility problems that may affect you in the long term.

Most commonly endometriosis affects the ovaries, the tissue lining your pelvis and the fallopian tubes. In rare cases it may also extend beyond the pelvic organs too.

Fortunately there are safe and effective treatments available that can reverse the effects of endometriosis and can prevent the development of fertility problems. As always, early treatment is easier and more effective than treatment once the condition has developed. The best protection is to have a regular check up with a female gynaecologist in London. So what are the signs and symptoms that may occur in cases of endometriosis?

Painful periods

Pain during periods, abnormal bleeding and heavy bleeding can all be signs of endometriosis. You should seek advice if you notice a change in your menstruation or an increase in pain.

Pain during intercourse

Endometriosis can also cause pain to occur either during or following sexual intercourse. If you are experiencing pain during sex then you should visit a gynaecologist in London.

Irregular bleeding

Experiencing bleeding outside of your usual cycle can be an indicator of endometriosis. These may be heavy bleeding occurrences or could occur as spotting.

Pain during urination

Pain that occurs with urination, usually during your period, can also indicate that something is not right. You should seek advice if you are experiencing pain during urination.

Infertility

For many women endometriosis is only identified during treatment for infertility. This scenario should be avoided wherever it is possible to do so and the best way to achieve that is through regular checks.

Endometriosis is a painful and potentially life-changing condition. There are lots of signs and symptoms of endometriosis that are often easily overlooked and ignored. Ignoring the symptoms allows the condition to develop further and can make the treatment of it more difficult to manage. Don’t wait to have your conditions checked and contact us today if you are experiencing changes in your menstruation.

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