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Signs and Symptoms

Typically, symptoms of endometriosis worsen over time. The severity of symptoms varies, and some women may not experience any symptoms at all. Symptoms may stop after menopause or during pregnancy, though they will return after the woman has the baby and begins menstruating again.

Common symptoms may include:

  • Pelvic pain and cramping before and during periods
  • Lower back and stomach pain during periods
  • Excessive bleeding during periods
  • Pelvic pain during intercourse
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Infertility

These symptoms can occur with other conditions. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, see your doctor to determine the cause.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.