10 Symptoms of Endometriosis

By jolene
Reviewed: Dr. Mera
Jul 24, 2018
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Symptom #2: Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia is a medical term that is used to describe painful sexual intercourse because of psychological or medical reasons. For some patients, the pain is on the external genitalia while for others, it is felt in the deeper parts of the pelvis. Some studies suggest that women with endometriosis experience higher prevalence of deep dyspareunia than controls.

Women with dyspareunia tend to avoid engaging in sexual activity or can cease it altogether. This can also have an important effect on their self-esteem and relationships. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. In order to reduce the psychosexual sequelae of endometriosis, adequate treatment for the disease should include counselling.


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