Center for Young Women's Health

Endometriosis Quiz

Young women with endometriosis usually have certain symptoms. The following quiz was created to help you find out if you have one or more of the most common symptoms associated with endometriosis. This quiz is designed as an educational tool and is not a substitute for medical advice by your health care providers. The only way to diagnose endometriosis is to have a surgical procedure called a laparoscopy.

Answer the questions in each section, then click “Get my results”.

  1. Do you have painful periods?
    • Yes. One of the following is true:
      • - I miss a few or more days of school every month because of menstrual cramps.
      • - I have to take pain medicine because my cramps are so bad.
    • No. I don't have menstrual cramps.
  2. Do you have pelvic pain (pain in your lower belly area) at other times during your menstrual cycle (other than during your period)?
    • Yes. One or more of the following is true:
      • - I am absent from school because of pelvic pain in between my periods.
      • - I don't participate in social events because of pain in between my periods.
      • - I have to take pain medication for pelvic pain in between my periods.
    • No. I don't have pelvic pain in between my periods.
  3. Do you have any other symptoms?
    • Yes. One or more of the following is true:
      • - I have pain most of the time during sexual intercourse.
      • - I have pain in my lower belly when I exercise or play sports.
    • No. One of the following is true:
      • - I am not sexually active
      • - I do not have any pain during sexual intercourse.
  4. Do you have a family history of endometriosis?
    • Yes. I have a close relative (mom, grandmother, sister, aunt) with endometriosis.
    • No. One of the following is true:
      • - Nobody in my family has endometriosis.
      • - I don't know.
   

Written and reviewed by the CYWH Staff at Boston Children's Hospital

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