Young women with endometriosis usually have certain symptoms. The following quiz was created to help you find out if you have one or more of the most common symptoms associated with endometriosis. This quiz is designed as an educational tool and is not a substitute for medical advice by your health care providers. The only way to diagnose endometriosis is to have a surgical procedure called a laparoscopy.
If you answer “Yes” to one or more questions, you may have symptoms(s) that could be related to endometriosis. It’s important to tell a parent or guardian and talk about making an appointment to see your health care provider. This is especially important since many endometriosis symptoms are very similar to symptoms caused by other conditions such as: irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, appendicitis, as well as sexually transmitted infections (STI’s).
- I miss a few or more days of school every month because of menstrual cramps.
- I have to take pain medicine because my cramps are so bad.
- I am absent from school because of pelvic pain in between my periods.
- I don’t participate in social events because of pain in between my periods.
- I have to take pain medication for pelvic pain in between my periods.
- I have pain most of the time during sexual intercourse.
- I have pain in my lower belly when I exercise or play sports.
- Yes. I have a close relative (mom, grandmother, sister, aunt) with endometriosis.