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Endometriosis: Common, Overlooked Condition Linked to Thyroid Disease
Thyroid News / From Mary Shomon Your Thyroid Guide

June 2002 -- With debilitating and frequently misdiagnosed symptoms, endometriosis can be a difficult disease to diagnose and treat.
Symptoms include:
  • General pelvic pain
  • Pain before and during periods
  • Heavy menstrual cramps in the abdomen and lower back
  • Infertility
  • Tenderness in abdomen
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pain during and after sexual intercourse
  • Fatigue
  • Painful urination during periods
  • Painful bowel movements during periods
Recent research has found that 42% of the women with endometriosis have underactive thyroid glands, and women face an increased risk of having endometriosis if they are hypothyroid.

A comprehensive guide to endometriosis and its autoimmune aspects, including details on diagnosis and treatment, is featured in The Endometriosis Connection


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