It’s Endometriosis Awareness Month, so we’re doing just that - raising awareness about the prevalent gynecological condition. Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue, similar to the issue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (called the endometrium), grows outside the uterus. This abnormal tissue can grow on your ovaries, fallopian tubes, or pelvis, and though rarely found beyond the pelvic region, it’s not impossible.
Though endometriosis affects up to 10 percent of women, it is still a very misunderstood condition. The symptoms are not particularly unique, which often leads to misdiagnosis. That is why it’s so important that people understand the most common ways endometriosis manifests itself in the body. Learning about the signs and symptoms may prompt you to seek medical help sooner and help you advocate for yourself when speaking with a doctor. Keep reading to discover the top 5 symptoms of endometriosis.
5 Signs & Symptoms to Look Out For
Risk Factors for Endometriosis
Though there is no way to prevent endometriosis, the following factors may put you at greater risk of developing the condition:
Understanding the signs and symptoms above is crucial to getting a diagnosis. And as part of the diagnosis, your doctor should tell you which stage of endo you have. Endometriosis is currently divided into four stages: minimal (stage 1), mild (stage 2), moderate (stage 3), and severe (stage 4). Ultimately, early detection is critical as if left untreated, it can (in extreme cases) be fatal. So if you’ve been experiencing any of the symptoms above - do yourself a favour and speak with a medical professional.
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