Following is a list of other illnesses, syndromes, or conditions that many people have with Endometriosis also have. Sometimes, though, they are misdiagnosed with these conditions instead of Endometriosis. Other times, they have both Endometriosis AND the comorbidity. If you have something that isn’t identified here, please contact me and I would be more than happy to incorporate them. Each category will lead you to a plethora of examples of other Warriors who have the same.
Compare notes, reach out, learn together, advocate for yourselves. Know that you are not alone.
A condition where endometrial-like tissue grows within the walls of the uterus. Oftentimes called the cousin to Endometriosis.
A disease that may cause chronic pelvic pain, painful sex, irregular periods, and uterine/ligament lacerations.
Dysfunctional red blood cells or a lack of red blood cells that can lead to a reduction of oxygen flow to the organs. It can cause fatigue or weakness.
The appendix may become inflamed and fill with fluid. Many times, appendiceal endometriosis is misdiagnosed as appendicitis.
An inflammatory condition that often affects the joints.
When air enters the pleural space of the lung, it can cause the lung to collapse, whether it be by trauma or disease. Endometriosis of the lung can cause chest pain, collapsed lungs, shortness of breath, or coughing up blood.
A disorder that can manifest as a heightened state of flexibility of joints and connective tissue, skin, and blood vessel walls.
Abnormal growths that develop in or on the uterus.
A disorder that may cause musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, memory problems, insomnia, etc.
Inflammation of the stomach lining. It can cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and a sense of being overly-full after meals.
A genetic condition where the liver does not properly process bilirubin. Symptoms may manifest in the form of jaundiced skin and eyes or fatigue.
A neurological disorder where one pupil is larger than the other.
An organ is enlarged due to an increase of tissue from cell proliferation.
A chronic condition that may cause bladder pain, pelvic pain painful urination, an increased need to urinate, and may mimic the symptoms of a urinary tract infection.
A disorder of the intestines which may cause gas, bloating, discomfort, pain, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Many EndoWarriors truly have IBS, while others were misdiagnosed with it prior to their Endometriosis diagnosis.
There have been several instances of kidney involvement, whether it be cysts, stones, infections, or hydronephrosis (full of fluid).
A chronic autoimmune disease that may cause joint pain, fatigue, and rashes.
A condition that develops with the presence of varicose veins around the ovaries. It can cause pelvic pain, painful sex, and painful periods.
An inability to partially or fully relax the muscles of the pelvic floor. It may lead to chronic pelvic pain, constipation, painful sex, urinary issues, lower back pain, and/or muscle spasms.
An infection of the reproductive organs. It may cause pelvic pain, vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding, painful urination, painful sex, and/or fever.
Also known as PCOS, a hormonal disorder that may cause infertility, ovarian cysts, weight gain, weight loss, unwanted facial hair, and more.
Abnormal tissue growth, oftentimes found in the bowels, uterus, or nasal cavity.
An infectious disease that may cause chest pain, coughing up of blood, fatigue, and more. In the rare cases of lung Endometriosis, TB may be a misdiagnoses.
A condition that causes ulcers and inflammation of the intestines, usually the large intestine. It may cause bloody stool, cramping, and pain.
A UTI may cause pelvic pain, increased frequency to urinate, painful urination, blood in the urine, back pain, nausea, vomiting, and fever.