Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

What are symptoms of endometriosis?

Dr. Heather Hilkowitz discusses the symptoms of endometriosis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


A common symptom of endometriosis is mild to severe pain in the pelvis and/or abdomen, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s HealthOff Site Icon. According to HHS, the type of pain can include:

  • Severe menstrual cramps
  • Long-term pain in the lower back and pelvis
  • Pain before or during a menstrual cycle
  • Pain during or after sex
  • Intestinal discomfort
  • Painful bowel movements or urination during a menstrual cycle
  • Trouble getting pregnant

Other symptoms of endometriosis include heavy menstrual cycles, bleeding or spotting between periods, stomach and digestive problems, or infertility, according to HHS.

Talk to your doctor about symptoms of endometriosis.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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