Period Impact and Pain Assessment (PIPPA) Score
This means your period pain (and other symptoms) have a pretty big impact on your life. This isn’t something that is ‘normal’ or that you should ignore. We suggest you make an appointment to speak to your doctor in the near future
Based on previous research just under 12% of young Australian women score a 4 or 5. So a score of 4 or 5 means your symptoms probably aren’t ‘normal’; the higher the score, the more likely it is that you could have an underlying issue (such as endometriosis) that is causing your symptoms.
No website or tool (even PIPPA) can accurately diagnose endometriosis (or any other menstrual disorder). There may be absolutely nothing wrong, but your doctor is the best person to help determine the next steps. It’s important to speak to your doctor sooner rather than later, as most research shows it often takes more than 2 years for people to get help, even when they have severe pain.