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What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Common symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • Painful periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pain with bowel movements often during monthly periods
  • Pain passing urine often during monthly periods
  • Difficulty in becoming pregnant along with the above symptoms.

Some women with endometriosis may have no significant symptoms.

Endometriosis is not an infection, it is not contagious and it is not cancer.

See your GP if you notice any:

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding, bleeding between your periods, or vaginal bleeding if you have been through the menopause.
  • Unusual vaginal discharge which persists.
  • Changes in the usual appearance of your vulva (your external genitals) or vagina, or if you develop a persistent lump, sore or itch in the area.
  • Pain when you pass urine, or needing to pass urine a lot.
  • Persistent tummy swelling or feeling bloated.
  • Tummy pain or tenderness or around the area between your hips (pelvis).
  • Having no appetite or feeling full more quickly than usual after eating.
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