A 21-year-old member asked:
is endometriosis common among women?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Yes very common cause of pelvic/lower abdominal pain.
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Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Fairly common: Although experts may disagree over small differences, good ballpark figures for endometriosis are as follows: about 10-15% of women in the general population, between 40-60% of women with normal male partners who seek help for infertility, and as high as 80-90% who meet the above and have chronic pelvic pain.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?
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Dr. Brian Fishman answered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Mostly women over 30: Endometriosis is usually found in women over 30. It is defined as endometrial glands outside of the uterus (ovaries are the most common site) and is thought to be caused by prolonged retrograde menstruation. It is the most common cause of female infertility and risk factors include nulliparity (no history of childbirth), family history, and low bmi.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?
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Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Family History: Although endometriosis is not a genetic disorder, it does run in families (sister, mother, etc). Women who have chronic pain, painful periods, and painful sex are more likely to have endometriosis. Women who have a uterine anomaly are more prone to it as well.
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St Louis, Missouri
A 21-year-old female asked:
Can a woman get endometriosis from using tampons?
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General Surgery 56 years experience
No: No. By use by tampons will not get endometriosis.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Why some women not having any symptoms with endometriosis?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Unknown: The degree of endometriosis does not always correlate with the severity of pain. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What to do if I have serious endometriosis!!! 25 yr female (educated on subject, seeking help)?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
Seek an expert: You need to see a physician truly expert in endometriosis, which is not synonymous with "go see your OB/GYN". The reality is that the majority of 4 year residency trained OB/GYNs do not have extensive endometriosis experience, and usually do not do effective surgery for the disease.
Find a physician through The Endometriosis Foundation of America.
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