A 26-year-old female asked:
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are period cramps worse during teenage years? i used to get bad cramps as a teenager which slowed down in my 20s. could it be endometriosis?

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Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometriosis ?: Because a young teen age woman is unfamiliar with the effects of larger doses of hormones produced in the menstrual cycle, the effects seem stronger than when regular cycles predominate in one's 20's and up. Endometriosis is treated well with low dose oral contraceptives, and fertility is preserved better than with untreated endometriosis, which can seriously affect fertility negatively.
Answered on Aug 25, 2017

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Dr. Clarene Cress
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Low risk: Usually cramping and pain from endometriosis increases with time, starts before menses start and persists for several days, and may also involve pain ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Probably not: It typically gets worse not all of a sudden better.
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Dr. Stephen Pappachen
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See GYN: There is no particular"test" for this. You need to see a Gynecologist, who can evaluate and make any relevant diagnosis.

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