Learn the Symptoms of Endometriosis

Because March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, it is important that women learn the symptoms of endometriosis.  Endometriosis is a condition involving menstrual blood that flows back through the fallopian tubes and areas throughout the pelvic area, rather than flowing entirely out of the vagina. These displaced cells can stick to surfaces of the pelvic organs and the bowels. Endometriosis does not need to be advanced to cause significant symptoms. Symptoms include:

  • Chronic or periodic pelvic pain
  • Infertility
  • Painful intercourse
  • Painful urination
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Lowered immune response
  • Back pain
  • Mood swings
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Bloating
  • Miscarriage

Endometriosis sufferers generally suffer from weaker immune systems, which can leave them prone to common colds, allergies, food sensitivities, skin sensitivities, and bladder infections.   Many women have food sensitivities, including gluten (i.e.g, wheat, rye, and barley.  Dietary changes may be helpful.

Endometriosis often causes emotional upset, especially when others do not understand or dismiss how painful the condition can be.  I have done clinical hypnosis with women with painful symptoms and they have experienced some relief.


No, it is not normal for your periods to be excruciating. If you have endometriosis or you think that you might, and if you wish to have a baby, seek out a consultation with your local fertility clinic.  Endo Twin Cities Endometriosis Support is an excellent resource for women suffering from this difficult and often misunderstood condition.  And check out The Gyno Show with Dr. Eric Heegaard on Sunday, March23 when he and Danielle of Endo Twin Cities have some great radio talk about endometriosis.

Please join in the conversation and leave me a comment.  And let others know that they are not alone.  Thanks.

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