Endometriosis can cause symptoms which may vary from one woman to another. Some women have no symptoms at all whereas others may experience severe pain. Some symptoms of endometriosis are painful or heavy periods, pain in the lower abdomen, pelvis or lower back, pain during sex, heavy bleeding or bleeding in between periods and infertility. However similar symptoms are caused in several other medical conditions.
Consult a doctor immediately if you develop sudden, severe lower abdomen or pelvic pain.
Consult a doctor with an appointment if:
Many women have pain during period. If the pain is mild and there are no other symptoms or concerns, you can wait through several menstrual cycles. At any scheduled appointment with your doctor you can discuss your pain and other concerns. Home treatment and over the counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen may be all that you need to relieve mild pain.
Who to consult
Some health professionals who can be consulted for endometriosis include:
If you want to consult for infertility, you may be referred to:
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