Could it be endo?

Glamour (South Africa) - - All About You -

Lena Dun­ham, among other stars, dis­cussed her strug­gle with en­dometrio­sis, a dis­or­der in which tis­sue that nor­mally grows in­side the uterus starts to grow out­side it. Up to 15% of women have endo but it’s not a con­di­tion many are aware of, says gy­nae­col­o­gist Dr Jamie Renslo. Thanks to the me­dia, though, more women with ab­nor­mal bleed­ing are won­der­ing whether endo is the cause. Heavy pe­ri­ods and spot­ting are two symp­toms, but a bet­ter in­di­ca­tor? Your cramps. “The sever­ity of the pain is the dis­tin­guish­ing fac­tor,” says Dr Renslo. These cramps are usu­ally so in­tense they af­fect your qual­ity of life. Surgery is needed to con­firm a di­ag­no­sis, so if your doc­tor sus­pects endo, they may try to treat it first.

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