Painful bowel movements
Painful bowel movements are extremely common. Another term is dyschezia.
Most common causes include constipation, anal fissures and irritable bowel syndrome.
Severe endometriosis can cause scarring, tethering and inflammation around the rectum.
If you have severe endometriosis, you may suffer from dyschezia which is cyclical and occurs around the time of menstruation. You may also have severe dysmenorrhoea (extremely painful periods) and dyspareunia (pain with deep intercourse).