Painful periods or menstruation

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that 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.

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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.

Fibroid

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Painful periods or menstruation
  • Lower back pain
  • Heavy periods
  • Unusually tired
  • Pain in the pelvic region

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Fibroid.

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.