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Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?

Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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Is endometriosis common among women?

Is endometriosis common among women?

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. ...Read more

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Why some women not having any symptoms with endometriosis?

Unknown: The degree of endometriosis does not always correlate with the severity of pain. Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Are there any women who are more prone to have endometriosis?

Family History: Genetics is important. A first degree relative with endometriosis is a high risk. Endometriosis is also related to asthma and allergic conditions. Information is available at the endometriosis foundation of america, padma lakshmi (picture) is the co founder. ...Read more

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Help with female issues? Endometriosis symptoms, but not sure if it's that

Help with female issues? Endometriosis symptoms, but not sure if it's that

What symptoms?: The more specific you re about what you are feeling, the better the answer we can give. Painful periods, pain with intercourse? That could be endometriosis. Irregular periods? That's not. You need a history and an exam to help you sort this out. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious endometriosis!!! 25 yr female (educated on subject, seeking help)?

What to do if I have serious endometriosis!!! 25 yr female (educated on subject, seeking help)?

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. ...Read more

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How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

How much does a womans fertility decrease when having endometriosis?

A lot: Endometriosis is present in about 3% of women, but in fertility clinics about 60% patients may have it. Therefore endometriosis can definitely affect fertility. Endometriosis can cause adhesions, tubal blockage, defects with ovulation, increased inflammation, decreased egg quality, etc... Surgery for endometriosis, more specifically endometriomas, can also affect your ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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