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Could it be possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

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Dr. John Park answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Yes: Endometriosis can occur at any age but it is most often found in females after they started having periods.

Answered 10/1/2015

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Dr. Wayne Ingram answered

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 the presence of endometriosis. The youngest patient thusfar that I have seen with the diagnosis was symptomatic at 14 and diagnosed and treated at 15 via laparoscopy.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. David Zisow answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Yes: Endometriosis is entirely possible in young women. If the clionical history suggests it and the pt fails to have significant improvement while taking birth control pills, a laparoscopic exploration is needed. However, be sure to have an experienced gyn minimally invasive surgeon do the surgery. The first doctor "in" has the best chance of curing the problem, so choose your surgeon wisely.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Michael Traub answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

YES: Women who have endometriosis usually have it starting around age 12-13. So many 16 yo women have endometriosis. Many women under age 18 have pain symptoms that are from endometriosis and they never get diagnosed or discussed. So yes it is not only possible but fairly common.

Answered 12/9/2020

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