The way endometriosis symptoms are interpreted varies significantly between clinicians and patients1*
Atrocious pain even after my periods,
It’s as if someone was
One minute it’s diarrhea,
I constantly feel
as though I
need to urinate and I go
It’s a disease that spoils our
It went from just they’re bad
periods to not being able to eat,
not being able to sleep without
This quote is from the perspective of a particular endometriosis patient and may not reflect the experience of all endometriosis patients.
*Based on a qualitative, interview-based study of 41 women with endometriosis in France.
†This quote was adapted from a US patient testimonial.
1. Fauconnier A, Staraci S, Huchon C, Roman H, Panel P, Descamps P. Comparison of patient- and physician-based descriptions of symptoms of endometriosis; a qualitative study. Hum Reprod. 2013;28(10):2686-2694.