What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the walls of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis.
Symptoms of endometriosis
- Pain (usually pelvic) that usually occurs just before menstruation and lessens after menstruation.
- Painful sexual intercourse.
- Cramping during intercourse.
- Cramping or pain during bowel movements or urination.
- Pain with pelvic examinations.