You may have heard the word endometriosis, but what is endometriosis? It is a disorder that occurs when the endometrial, the tissue similar to the lining inside the female’s uterus, starts to grow outside the womb. The endometrial tissue acts just like the same uterine tissue and performs the same function, i.e., break down and bleed at the end of the cycle. But the blood doesn’t find any place to go because of its abnormal growth in the other areas. The surrounding area of this tissue becomes swollen or inflamed. Women are more likely to develop endometriosis in ovaries. In America, it affects around 11% of women age between 15 and 44. It is more common in females aged 30 to 40.
The following are the endometriosis symptoms, which can be very painful for women.
1. Long Duration of Periods
Excessive bleeding is the most annoying and painful endometriosis symptoms. Women should have periods not longer than six days, and the seventh day is usually the last day of the cycle. But in this health problem, the menstrual period may extend for over a week.