x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education U-Report E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian SDE Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
x

Signs of endometriosis

Health By Rachel Murugi
Endometriosis may cause difficulty to conceive (Shutterstock)

Endometriosis refers to a painful disorder in which a tissue alike to the one lining the uterus — the endometrium — grows outside grows outside the uterus. This condition may involve the fallopian tubes, the tissue lining around the pelvis or the ovaries. Here are some signs of endometriosis:

ALSO READ: What is hysterectomy and why is it done?

Infertility

You may not know you are suffering from endometriosis until you try conceiving and your efforts become futile.

Endometriosis can cause infertility by causing difficulty in conceiving.

Painful periods

This is also referred to as dysmenorrhea. Due to the endometrium placed as it is, you're highly likely to experience pelvic pain and cramping.

This pain may be accompanied by lower back pain as well as one in your abdomen. Sometimes, you may experience the pain before your period and after. It is more painful than the usual cramps.

Excessive bleeding

ALSO READ: I have painful periods, could it be endometriosis?

If you notice that you are bleeding too much, which is beyond normal, as well as in between your periods, you may want to get checked. This is abnormal and should not be continuous.

Experiencing pain in bowel movements or urination

During your menstrual period, you tend to be very sensitive around all your body parts. If you also realise that you have pain everytime you are passing pee or poop, it may be a sign of endometriosis. This is especially after you've ruled out any constipation or sexually transmitted disease.

Pain during sex

Another telltale sign of endometriosis is experiencing pain during intercourse. Sex should be painless especially after losing one's virginity. If the pain becomes persistent especially in your abdominal area, be sure to get checked.

Share this article

RELATED STORIES