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Is it possible for a 13 year old to already have endometriosis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Possible: Millions of women have endometriosis, many of them teenagers. Sometimes it is hard to diagnose in a young woman, after a girl first gets her period it... Read More
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Yes!: While most cases of endometriosis occur in women 25 to 35 years of age, there have been reports of patients as young as 11 years old. Studies suggest... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
No: A mass of that nature could be caused by the endometriosis. However, an umbilical hernia could be developing. A mass that is getting bigger and more... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Park
Fertility Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Endometriosis can occur at any age but it is most often found in females after they started having periods.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes!: If symptoms include severe cramping, pelvic piain, nausea, and incapacitation monthly. Please see a gyn md who may recommend laparoscopy to confirm th... Read More
Dr. David Zisow
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Yes: Endometriosis is entirely possible in young women. If the clionical history suggests it and the pt fails to have significant improvement while taking... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No...but: The cited population affected by this problem ranges from age 15-55 & is an estrogen driven process. Studies also show delays of 4-10 yrs in makin... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Endometriosis is one of the major causes of infertility, so the answer to your question is "yes".
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands ( lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated w... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Mccusker
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Endometriosis: Postmenopausal endometriosis is extremely rare but has been recorded. It is usually seen in patients who had endometriosis before menopause and can be... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Zoladex (goserelin): The drug has many unplesant side effects for a young girl i would not recommend it.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Not likely.: Anavar is an anabolic steroid that is used by body builders to build muscle mass. Typically endometriosis is effected by the sex hormones like estrog... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Varies: Certainly pregnancy should be the first goal. If you have not completed childbearing that should be the main focus. Having surgery on the ovary can le... Read More

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