Endometriosis is when the uterine lining (endometrium) starts to grow in other places outside of the uterus, such as the ovaries, bladder, or rectum. Endometriosis can affect women of any age and often goes undiagnosed because of its non-specific symptoms.
You may be dealing with endometriosis if you experience the following:
– Intense period pain that lasts throughout your cycle, radiating to your lower back and abdomen
– Pain during sex
– Painful urination or bowel movements during your periods
– Heavy menstrual flow
– Gut symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, and constipation
Endometriosis can cause significant pelvic pain causing the muscles to spasm, those with Endometriosis are more likely to develop a pelvic floor disorder as a result. But help is out there to find the right support for you.