SYMPTOMS OF ENDOMETRIOSIS

We have a range of tools that can help you determine what your symptoms are and that can help you to have a conversation with your GP or gynaecologist. Download our:

  • Endometriosis Symptoms factsheet here

  • Endometriosis Jigsaw of Symptoms and Impacts here

  • Endometriosis Symptoms and Pain Tracker here

The most common Endometriosis Symptoms are:

  • pain that stops you during or around the time of your period (dysmenorrhoea)

  • pain during or after intercourse (dyspareunia)

  • pain in your pelvic region, lower back or legs

  • pain during or around the time of ovulation

  • painful urination (dysuria)

  • fertility problems

  • rectal pain

  • problems with the bowel such as painful bowel movements, a bloated abdomen, constipation, or diarrhoea (often cyclical)

  • constant tiredness

  • depression, mood disturbances, PMS

  • premenstrual spotting

  • immune system issues

  • painful smear tests

 

Symptoms can be similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) but are often cyclical.

While heavy periods are not considered a symptom of endometriosis, it is associated with adenomyosis which may also be present. You can download our Adenomyosis Jigsaw of Symptoms and Impacts here, which may help you determine whether your symptoms indicate adenomyosis.