Endometriosis?

I always have a lot of pain on my period, and other times in my schedule, but i have also noticed that putting in tampons really hurts and makes my stomach cramp up, which i recently realized was not normal... does anybody have any experience with this? could it be endometriosis? ANY ANSWERS HELP :) Have a nice day everyone :) :)

Be safe get tested. If nothing else it Will ease your mind when the test is negative.

the problem is endometriosis is a like not a disease? its something you are born with and i wouldhave to get surgery if i was positive... so part ofme doesnt wanna find out haha

Endometriosis - OB/GYN Physicians
Endometriosis
EndometriosisEndometriosis is a disease that affects women, usually between the age of 25 and 40. Endometriosis is one of the main causes of infertility among woman.

It never appears before puberty and always ends at the time of menopause, due to a lack of ovarian hormones. The incidence of endometriosis is higher in infertile woman, between 25-40 %, while in general population endometriosis has an incidence of 3 - 10 %.

Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of uterine tissue outside of the endometrium. This uterine tissue grows inside of the myometrium or even outside of the uterus.

Internal Endometriosis - When the uterine tissue grows inside of the myometrium it is called Adenomyosis or Internal Endometriosis.

External Endometriosis - When the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus it is called External Endometriosis. The uterine tissue can be found almost in every part and organ of the body, but it is more common in the ovaries, peritoneum, rectum, intestine, vagina, vulva, bladder, liver, etc.

Until today the real cause of endometriosis is not known. However, there are several theories that try to explain it. The most acceptable theories include:

Metaplasic theory
Implantation theory
Metastatic theory
Surgical scar implantation
Immune system disorder
Risk Factors of Endometriosis
Never giving birth
Uterine abnormalities
A history of pelvic infections
A family history of endometriosis(mother, sister, aunt, etc)
Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis
Pelvic pain-severe pain during menstruation, pain in the lower part of the abdomen
Dyspareunia- pain during sexual intercourse
Menorrhagia- occasional heavy periods
Menometrorrhagia- bleeding between periods
Abdominal pain
Rectal pain
Bleeding from anus

However, signs and symptoms depend from the affected part of the body. If, for example the endometrial tissue grows in the nose, the affected woman will have nose bleeding every time she has the menstrual cycle. If the endometrial tissue develops in the bladder, supra pubic pain, blood in the urine and an urge to urinate will be present.

See more about symptoms of endometriosis

If the endometrial tissue develops in the intestines, diarrhea, constipation, blood in the stool and even painful bowl movements will be present.
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