Does painful bowel movement ONLY during period indicates endometriosis?

Possibly. If there are endometrial implants in the cul de sac of Douglas which is behind the vagina and ahead of the rectum, yes. Those implants usually sit on a nerve area that when stretched by a bowel movement send its' "owner" a painful message. Laparoscopy can visualize and ablate (erase) these lesions.

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Does painful bowel movement during period indicates endometriosis?

Maybe. It really depends on the entire clinical picture. If you are having chronic pelvic pain and then yes, painful bowel movement can indicate endometriosis. Please give more details or do a virtual consult. Read more...

Why endometriosis causes painful bowel movement during period?

Because. endometriosis are islands of the uterus cells scattered outside the uterus majority are located around the uterus and the ovaries some could be located on the colon and the small bowels rarely they could be located inside or on the lining of the stomach,small bowels,or large bowels So when it is your periods started ,these cells bleed as well and cause inflammation and sometimes bleeding. Read more...

Shooting anal pain during period only lasts minutes and its not during bowel movement. It doesnt happen in every cycle. Could this be endometriosis?

Could be. Endometriosis can cause a variety of odd symptoms. Do a symptom calendar and track them with your menstrual cycles. Bring the calendar in for review by your Obgyn who can help work with you to determine the next steps in evaluation. Read more...

Painful periods. Painful sex. Painful bowel movements. Sore abdomen crampy. Always seem to have had this. Ultrasound tech thinks endometriosis?

Endometriosis. Although the ultrasound technician is not supposed to diagnose, in this case, he/she may be right. Hopefully, you will be diagnosed by a doctor soon who can help with the problem and relieve the pain. Read more...
Possible. Book an appointment with an OB/Gyn for an evaluation and treatment. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! Read more...