Question: What To Tell Your Doctor If You Think You Have Endometriosis?

When should I go to the doctor for endometriosis?

Also tell your doctor if you have: Pain during or after sex.

Pain when you pee.

Pain with bowel movements..

What can be mistaken for endometriosis?

Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or ovarian cysts. It may be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation and abdominal cramping.

What type of doctor can diagnose endometriosis?

An OB-GYN can help diagnose and treat endometriosis as well as many of its related symptoms.

What happens if endometriosis is left untreated?

If left untreated, endometriosis can (however does not always) result in a range of symptoms, including: Dysmenorrhoea (pain during menstruation) Pelvic pain. Infertility (the inability to become pregnant) or subfertility (a reduced ability to become pregnant)

What are the 4 stages of endometriosis?

Endometriosis is classified into one of four stages (I-minimal, II-mild, III-moderate, and IV-severe) based upon the exact location, extent, and depth of the endometriosis implants as well as the presence and severity of scar tissue and the presence and size of endometrial implants in the ovaries.

What to do if you suspect you have endometriosis?

If you think you have endometriosis, make an appointment with your doctor or nurse, or visit a Planned Parenthood health center near you.