Periods are normal, but periods that stop you doing stuff are not normal.
The good news is, you’ve come to the right place to work out what to do next. There are a few reasons why you may experience pelvic pain, but one of the most common reasons is period pain. Bad period pain could mean endometriosis but read a bit more below to find out about it.
Endometriosis is a very common condition that affects 1-in-10 girls and women around the world, and 600,000 Australians.
It can be tricky knowing what to do next if this sounds like you but there is lots of information on this website. Perhaps the best thing to do is read this FREE pelvic pain booklet. You can even save it to your phone or tablet and read it in private.
But what is endometriosis?! And what are the symptoms?
Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is found in places outside the uterus where it shouldn’t be. It can affect girls and women from the onset of puberty, meaning you may experience symptoms as a teenager.
You can read more about endometriosis here.