Use the ECCA Menstrual Chart to assist you to assist us in detection of endometriosis.
- Changes in bowel, bladder, sexual or menstrual function of a cyclical nature.
- Changes in menstrual pain: increasing severity or duration of pain, pain not responding to drugs such as Ponstan or Naprogesic, pain which interferes with normal daily activities or employment.
- Bowel symptoms of pain, constipation or diarrhoea at time of the period. Sometimes blood or mucous may be passed from the rectum.
- Frequency and pain when passing urine, pain when the bladder is full in the morning. Sometimes blood may be passed in the urine.
- Menstrual changes including heavy bleeding, prolonged or shortened periods or periods which stop and start.
- Spotting before the period
- Premenstrual syndrome including heavy bleeding, prolonged or shortened periods or periods which stop and start.
- Tiredness, depression
- Pelvic pain
- Low back pain
- Ovulation pain
- Pain with sex, felt deep in the pelvis which is worse before and during the period and may alter with change of position.
- A similar pain may be felt during pelvic examination when the doctor places pressure behind the uterus.