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Painful periods or menstruation and Bleeding between periods

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Heavy periods
  • Pain in the pelvic region
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Lower back pain

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Endometriosis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a bacterial infection of the female upper genital tract, including the womb, fallopian tubes and ovaries.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vaginal bleeding after sex
  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Difficulty passing urine

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.