I can remember the first time I had my period.
It was messy, painful and really uncomfortable.
Through the years I have come to expect that once it is that time of the month I would have some cramping. These cramps are an uncomfortable but manageable pain especially when I take some ibruprofen but when do menstrual cramps stop being normal and become something more?
Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which the endometrium tissue, which lines the inside of the uterus, grows outside the uterus.
The tissue usually grows to the surrounding tissue including the ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining the pelvis.
Normally the endometrial tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle.