The symptoms of endometriosis can vary. Some women are severely affected, while others might not experience any noticeable symptoms.
The main symptoms of endometriosis are:3
You will be asked about your symptoms and may undergo a physical examination of the lower abdomen.
Further tests may include:
Endometriosis can be treated in the following way:4
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2. NHS website. (2022, March 10). Endometriosis. Nhs.Uk. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/endometriosis/
3. Simoens, S., Hummelshoj, L., Dunselman, G., Dirksen, C., Endocost Consortium, W., & D’Hooghe, T. (2011). PIH20 the Burden of Endometriosis: Costs and Quality of Life of Women with Endometriosis Treated in Referral Centres. Value in Health, 14(7), A401. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2011.08.924
4. Endometriosis Guideline of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology ESHRE Endometriosis Guideline Development Group 2022