Patricia Hackshaw

Hello, my name is Patricia and I was born in St. Croix U.S.V.I. About 7 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 4 Endometriosis. I have never heard of this until after I had surgery, for what we thought was an ovarian cyst. Ever since, it has been a long and tough journey. My purpose for creating this blog is to reach out to women that are dealing with this so that we can support one another. At times I find it hard to talk about this with others because they don't know what it's like to have Endometriosis. With this blog we can communicate freely with one another and be there to offer words of comfort.

Signs & Symptoms of Endometriosis

Signs & Symptoms of Endometriosis

What are the signs and symptoms of endometriosis? Most women that have endometriosis, don’t have symptoms. For those women that do, the most common signs and symptoms include: Painful menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea or “killer cramps”) Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) Chronic pelvic pain Pain with intercourse (dyspareunia) Abdomen pain and bowel dysfunction that includes painful bowel …