Endometriosis: These are the symptoms you need to recognize to find out in time and as soon as possible

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Endometriosis is a silent disease that affects many women. Let's find out the symptoms to watch out for

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Endometriosis is a silent disease that affects many women. Let's find out the symptoms to watch out for





THEendometriosis it is a very widespread disease and, at the same time, still little known. It's about the 10-20% of women of childbearing age (especially between 25 and 35 years) and is caused by the presence of endometrial tissue in locations other than the physiological one, ie inside the uterine cavity.

A difficult disease to diagnose, here is i symptoms to pay attention to. (Read also: Endometriosis: how to apply for the ticket exemption and disability)

Index

Pelvic pain

One of the most common symptoms of endometriosis is the pelvic pain. This radiates to the lower part of the trunk, and involves the entire belly area up below the navel.

It is divided into:

  • acute pelvic pain: when it lasts no longer than 2 or 3 months
  • chronic pelvic pain: if it persists for 6 or more months

It is often described as a deep pain, spread everywhere and accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea e excessive sweating, to name but a few. This disorder can also involve other organs such as the bladder, urethra, anus and peritoneum.

Dyspareunia (pain in sexual intercourse)

La dyspareunia it is pain during sexual intercourse; this too, like the previous one, is not a physiological phenomenon and in the presence of strong discomfort it is necessary to identify the causes. Dyspareunia is an important symptom ofdeep endometriosis, that is the one that nestles in the pelvic connective around the lower uterus or the vagina, or between the vagina and the rectum or between the vagina and the bladder.


Dysmenorrhea

The severe menstrual pain known as dysmenorrhea is another of the annoying symptoms of endometriosis. It is not a typical physiological condition of the female cycle, so do not believe that having painful periods is the norm. Dysmenorrhea is an alarm bell, which must lead us to investigate the causes by contacting a gynecologist, performing more in-depth analyzes.  


Rectal discomfort

Il rectal discomfort consists of various symptoms such as, for example rectal tenesmus, i.e. the feeling of having to go to the bathroom, twinges in the rectum, pinpricks, difficulty sitting and a feeling of heaviness in the back. 

These symptoms should be investigated, as they can be a sign of rectal endometriosis, the one that develops in the posterior pelvic compartment between the uterus, vagina and rectum or lateral to the rectum. (Read also: Endometriosis: a new ultrasound treatment being studied to treat the rectal one):

Others common symptoms, which can be a sign of endometriosis are:

  • pain when urinating
  • chronic pain behind the back
  • infertility
  • fatigue
  • diarrhea or constipation

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