Approximately 6+ million American women, mainly those in their 30s and 40s, are affected by Endometriosis. More than 11% of these women are between the ages of 15 and 44.
A woman is more likely to develop Endometriosis if she has never had children, has menstrual periods that last more than seven days, experiences short menstrual cycles, has a health problem that blocks the normal flow of menstrual blood from the body during a period or has a close family member with Endometriosis.
Pain is the most common symptom of Endometriosis. The pain most often occurs during a woman’s period, getting worse as time goes on, but can happen at other times as well. These include:
- Chronic (long-term) pain in the lower back and pelvis.
- Pain during or after sex
- Intestinal pain
- Painful bowel movements or pain when urinating during menstrual periods.
Other symptoms of Endometriosis can be:
- Bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods
- Infertility or difficulty getting pregnant
- Stomach (digestive) problems, mainly during the menstrual cycle, such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or nausea.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor.
During an office visit, the doctor will talk with you about your symptoms, perform an examination and then determine what test(s) may be needed. If you are diagnosed with Endometriosis, your doctor will recommend a treatment plan that is right for you.
To schedule an appointment or for questions, please call our office at 937-323-7340, make your request on our portal at myhealthrecord.com or through our website, www.physurg.net.
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