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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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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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Why would women with endometriosis have dizziness, headaches, nausea and joint pain? It seems to be a common symptom, but why? Thanks!

Several Reasons: Patches of endometriosis respond to hormones in a similar way as the lining of the uterus. In some cases, inflammation and chemicals produced by the endometriosis areas can cause the pelvic organs to adhere or stick together causing scar tissue. Patches of endometriosis might also press against nearby nerve cells to cause pain. Some endometriosis lesions have nerves in them. ...Read more

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Im 17 is it un common to have endometriosis?

Im 17 is it un common to have endometriosis?

Not common: While most cases of endometriosis are diagnosed in women aged around 25 to 35 years, endometriosis has been reported in girls as young as 11 years of age. Endometriosis is rare in postmenopausal women. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

Pain before bleeding: Cramps are common w/ periods, but be suspicious of pain appearing 2 or more days before you bleed & goes away quickly after bleeding begins. As endometriosis worsens, pain keeps extending over more days. At its worst, it hurts pretty much all the time. Many don't seek help, thinking pelvic pain is a woman's "lot in life." often their mom had the same issues. Seek treatment! endometriosis scars! ...Read more

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Is it un common to be diagnosed with endometriosis at 16?

Less common: While most cases of endometriosis are diagnosed in women aged around 25 to 35 years, endometriosis has been reported in girls as young as 11 years of age. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

Can you tell me the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

Painful bleeding: Painful menstrual cycles, sometimes pain throughout the month. In some cases there is infertility or subfertility. In some cases there can be bowel or bladder problems as well. ...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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