Endometriosis implants are most commonly found on the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, outer surfaces of the uterus or intestines, and on the surface lining of the pelvic cavity. They also can be found in the vagina, cervix, and bladder. Endometriosis may not produce any symptoms, but when it does the most common symptom is pelvic pain that worsens just prior to menstruation and improves at the end of the menstrual period. Other symptoms of endometriosis include pain during sex, pain with pelvic examinations, cramping or pain during bowel movements or urination, and infertility.
Tylenol is a brand of acetaminophen and Advil is a brand of ibuprofen. Tylenol is only effective at relieving pain and fever, but Advil relieves inflammation in addition to pain and fever. Some research suggests NSAIDs such as Advil are more effective than Tylenol at relieving pain. Advil is a NSAID so is not suitable for everybody and can cause GI adverse effects, cardiovascular adverse effects, and kidney toxicity. This risk is low if no more than 1200mg of Advil is taken per day. Tylenol appears to have more adverse effects than traditionally thought, and this risk increases with higher dosages. Any medication used for pain relief should be taken at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Either Tylenol or Advil may be used for headaches, fever and minor aches and pains, but Advil is more effective for strains or sprains.