How do I know if my symptoms are Endometriosis?How do I know if my symptoms are Endometriosis?

While researching, endometriosis seemed to align with a lot of my symptoms.  Was it endometriosis or  just “normal period pain?”  How do I know if my symptoms are endometriosis?  It may sound strange, but I had a gut feeling it was endometriosis.

What is Endometriosis? Let’s first look at what endometriosis is.  Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that affects 1 out 10 women. Endometriosis is tissue similar to the lining of the uterus, that grows outside of your uterus and on other areas in your body.

What are the symptoms of Endometriosis? Symptoms of Endometriosis can vary for each person. The most common symptom is usually pain.

  • Painful menstrual cycles
  • pain in between periods
  • painful bowel movements
  • pain during & after sex
  • lower back pain
  • pelvic pain, and pain in the legs.

Along with pain, other symptoms may be digestive issues, irregular periods, brain fog,  bloating, and infertility.

“Pain shapes a woman into a warrior” – r.h sin

How is Endometriosis diagnosed? Endometriosis is diagnosed through a procedure called laparoscopy.  Laparoscopic surgery is a procedure that uses a camera to look inside your abdomen. If you are experiencing symptoms, it is important to speak with your doctor. They will be able to make the determination if a laparoscopy surgery is necessary to rule out endometriosis.  Throughout my journey, I have learned how to advocate for myself.  Read my blog Top 10 questions to ask at your Endometriosis Appointment,  to help with your upcoming appointment. Make sure to follow on Instagram and Facebook. Don’t let endometriosis stand in the way of your goals!  Whether you are looking for a nutrition coach or fitness coach, I am here to help you make the changes.  Schedule your free consult by sending me an email. Wishing you health & happiness!