Symptoms

Use the ECCA Menstrual Chart to assist you to assist us in detection of endometriosis.

SUMMARY

  • 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
  • Infertility
  • 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.