Aussie-first study confirms endometriosis link to range of non-menstrual symptoms

The findings highlight the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, researchers say.

Women with endometriosis are nearly four times more likely to have severe menstrual pain than those without the condition, along with a host of non-menstrual symptoms including depression, migraines and urine burns, shows an Australian-first study.

The University of Queensland researchers say the findings, based on data from 7600 women, underline the importance of early diagnosis to limit the risk of complications.