9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
When a woman has endometriosis, it makes her even more susceptible to gastro-intestinal problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome. Regular constipation, gas and diarrhea are associated with IBS, and medical professionals suggest that sufferers keep a food journal, so that they can see if particular foods seem to irritate the condition more than other foods. Endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome have so many of the same symptoms that can be misdiagnosed. However, it is very common for a woman to have both, and to experience both sets of symptoms at the exact same time.