Medicine’s Michael Baldonieri shares the difficulty in diagnosing endometriosis

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Well+GoodMichael Baldonieri, assistant professor of reproductive biology at the School of Medicine, explained the difficulty in diagnosing endometriosis “because symptoms can vary so significantly between patients,” he said. Some people only have pain with their menstrual cycle, while others have pain all month long. Some have gastrointestinal issues like bloating, constipation, or diarrhea, while others report pain during sex or exercise, extreme fatigue, and even shortness of breath.