Symptoms[edit | edit source]
Symptoms may include:
- Heavy or irregular bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Lower abdominal or back pain
- Dyschezia (pain on defecation) - Often with cycles of diarrhea and constipation
- Bloating, nausea, and vomiting
- Inguinal pain
- Pain on micturition and/or urinary frequency
- Pain during exercise
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Treatment & Management[edit | edit source]
Co-morbdities[edit | edit source]
ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
A 2018 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated that more than a third of women with CFS (36.1%) reported endometriosis as a comorbid condition. Women with both CFS and endometriosis report more chronic pelvic pain, earlier menopause, hysterectomy, and more CFS-related symptoms compared to women with CFS-only.
Research studies[edit | edit source]
- 2019, Endometriosis as a Comorbid Condition in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Secondary Analysis of Data from a CFS Case-Control study
References[edit | edit source]
- Davila, G. Willy (Dec 5, 2017). "Endometriosis". Medscape.
- Harlow, BL (Sep 28, 1998). "Reproductive correlates of chronic fatigue syndrome". American Journal of Medicine.
- Boneva, Roumiana S.; Lin, Jin-Mann S.; Wieser, Friedrich; Nater, Urs M.; Ditzen, Beate; Taylor, Robert N.; Unger, Elizabeth R. (Apr 2018). "Endometriosis as a Comorbid Condition in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Secondary Analysis of Data from a CFS Case-Control study". Frontiers in Pediatrics. doi:10.3389/fped.2019.00195.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A fatigue-based illness. The term CFS was invented invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control as an replacement for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Some view CFS as a neurological disease, others use the term for any unexplained long-term fatigue. Sometimes used as a the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, despite the different diagnostic criteria.