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When to Call A Doctor

Call your doctor or gynecologist if you experience:

  • Unusual and severe pain just before or during your menstrual period

  • Pelvic or abdominal pain

  • Abnormally heavy menstrual periods

  • Vaginal spotting

  • Any other symptom of endometriosis

Also contact your doctor if you have been unable to conceive a child after one year of unprotected intercourse.

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