Is irregular bleeding a symptom of endometriosis?

2016, Responses from: Mr Michael East

Is irregular bleeding a symptom of endometriosis?

Mr Michael East: In my experience ‘dysfunctional bleeding’ is very common among endometriosis sufferers and in many cases unresponsive to the combined contraceptive pill (COC) or Depo Provera or even Mirena. The bleeding often predates the period proper and is ofter dark and ’tar like’ in consistency. We know the normal lining of the uterus (endometrium) is affected my endometriosis elsewhere probably caused by the inflammatory molecules that it produces. Not getting your period every month however may be due to other causes that may interfere with regular egg release. You should discuss any such concerns with your medical team.

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