Endometriosis Symptoms

Our Austin endometriosis doctors report that as many as 10 percent of women, primarily in their 30s and 40s, experience endometriosis symptoms

Our Austin endometriosis doctors have seen endometriosis in many patients, and they know that every patient is unique. It is not clear why some women get endometriosis, while others are unaffected, but we do know that there are factors that make some women more likely to suffer from this condition, including:

  • Women who have never had children
  • Women with cycles lasting more than one week, or those with cycles lasting less than 27 days
  • Those who have a mother, sister or aunt with endometriosis
  • Women whose menstrual flow is blocked by a physical problem

When they take a thorough medical history at Texas Fertility Center, our Austin endometriosis doctors will obtain this important information and discuss it with you.

While some women with endometriosis don’t experience any symptoms at all, and some women don’t know they have the condition until it’s discovered during another pelvic surgery, for many women, pain is one of the first indications that there is a problem.

Pain is one of the most common endometriosis symptoms

Varying degrees and types of pain often drive patients to see an Austin endometriosis doctor at Texas Fertility Center. Types of pain include:

  • Dysmenorrhea–very painful periods with the pain getting progressively worse
  • Dyspareunia—pain that occurs during or after sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Intestinal pain
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Painful urination during menstrual periods
  • Lower back pain

Other symptoms include:

  • Spotting and/or bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Digestive problems, especially during menstrual periods, such as nausea, bloating, diarrhea constipation

Between 40 to 65 percent of women with endometriosis are affected by infertility problems

Our Austin endometriosis doctors are experts in infertility. When they make a diagnosis of endometriosis, they will develop a medical, surgical or combined treatment plan to help the patient both manage the symptoms of endometriosis and help them with their infertility issues so that they can have the family they desire.

Even if no symptoms are present, sometimes our Austin endometriosis doctors will suspect that a patient has endometriosis

When we see a patient and conduct a physical examination at Texas Fertility Center, we may see something during the exam that makes us suspect endometriosis. We may also see signs of endometriosis during an ultrasound, or we may become suspicious when we look at your family history and see that you have a relative with endometriosis.

Being able to detect the more subtle signs of endometriosis comes with experience, and that is what our Austin endometriosis doctors offer our patients—expertise from years of working with women to diagnose and treat endometriosis.

If you would like to discuss endometriosis with our physicians, contact us.