One minute it’s diarrhea,
then it’s constipation.
I constantly feel
as though I
need to urinate and I go
about 10 to 15 times a day.
It’s a disease that spoils our
everyday life. I was really tired.
It went from just they’re bad
periods to not being able to eat,
not being able to sleep without
getting up from the pain.†
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.