Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Symptoms and Misdiagnosis of Endometriosis

Here are a list of some common symptoms of Endometriosis and the Misdiagnosis that accompany them. 

Common Symptoms: 
  • Menstrual Cramping (can be moderate to severe)
  • Back Pain normally lower back pain
  • Heavy Bleeding during Menstruation
  •  Leg pains like aching or sometimes described as shooting pains
  • Diarrhea
  • Painful urination or bowel movements  
  • Pain before and during periods
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation
Other symptoms which may or may not be related but are frequently reported:
Low grade fever, depression, anxiety, Hypoglycemia, headaches/migraines, frequent infections. 
Common Misdiagnosis:
·         Clinical Depression
·         Ovarian Cysts
·         Irritable Bowel Syndrome
·         Chronic Fatigue
·         Ovarian Cancer
·         Ectopic Pregnancy
·         Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
·         STD’s
·         Fibroid Tumors
·         Appendicitis
·         Colon Cancer
·         ME Hypothyroidism
·         Fibromyalgia
·         Rheumatoid Arthritis
·         Menopause

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