Pain from endometriosis usually starts when you are a teenager. 

The pain can happen at different times.

  • When it is your period
  • When you have sex
  • When you go to the toilet.

Lots of people first go to the doctor because their pain is so bad.

The pain from endometriosis can be so bad that it stops you from doing normal things. Like going to school or work. 

Having bad pain does not mean the disease is worse inside. You can have bad pain without bad endometriosis.

Managing your endometriosis pain

If your endometriosis pain is bad, your doctor can help with ways to control it. It is important to manage your pain so that you can still do normal things. Like seeing friends or getting good sleep.

We have another easy read page all about the ways doctors can help you to manage pain from endometriosis.