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Is it possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

Is it possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

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. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the 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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Could it be possible for a 16 year old to have endometriosis?

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

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. ...Read more

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Is a PID and endometriosis the same? Can you get both diseases even if you are not having sex? Is it possible for a 16 year old girl to get either?

Is a PID and endometriosis the same? Can you get both diseases even if you are not having sex? Is it possible for a 16 year old girl to get either?

Not the same: PID stands for pelvic inflammatory disease and is caused by transmission of bacteria through unprotected sexual intercourse. Endometriosis means that tissue that is normally found inside the uterus is located outside the uterus in the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, or on the pelvic sidewall. PID and endometriosis have nothing to do with each other, but can occur in the same individual simultaneousl ...Read more

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I am 16 and I am worried I have endometriosis. Please help me!?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is the endometrial tissue that normal lines the uterus growing somewhere else. It builds up and bleeds just like a period, but it is trapped in the pelvis or abdomen. This causes inflammation and pain and may lead to infertility. It is diagnosed best by surgery, but may be seen on ultrasound. It is treated with medication or surgery. You can see a reputable gynecologist for help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 16 and I'm worried I have endometriosis. Please help me!!!!!!?

ENDOMETRIOSIS: See a GYNE who can help you with the pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, dyspareunia, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

Is it possible for a 62 year old to have endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis grows in the presence of estrogen. If a person is taking estrogen or has to much estrogen in her diet, or is producing estrogen in her body--endometriosis may continue to be active. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a 13 year old to already have endometriosis?

Possible: Millions of women have endometriosis, many of them teenagers. Sometimes it is hard to diagnose in a young woman, after a girl first gets her period it is assumed maybe her painful periods are cramps. But when there is long standing pain around the cycle and no other reason can be discovered it may be suspected.
The only way to diagnose accurately is by having a laparoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Could 16 year olds get endometriosis?

Could 16 year olds get endometriosis?

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a bening disease defined by the presence of endometrial glands (lining of inside the uterus) outside the uterus and its associated with pelvic pain, painful menstruation and infertility. The disease tends to progress and recurrs. Any female with menstruation can develop endometriosis. ...Read more

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Can zoladex (goserelin) be used in eighteen year olds with endometriosis? Is it recommended?

Endometriosis?: I didn't find any fda approval of this drug for endometriosis but it is approved for all adults which include 18 yo. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 37 year old women with a serious condition of endometriosis. Is anavar a helpful steroid to use like a option?

Not likely.: Anavar is an anabolic steroid that is used by body builders to build muscle mass. Typically endometriosis is effected by the sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Unless taking the anavar effected your level of sex hormones then it would not significantly effect endometriosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What happens to a 27 year olds body (internally) at stage 3&4 of endometriosis had a chocolate cyst about a year ago & am about to have surgery 29th!

Varies: Certainly pregnancy should be the first goal. If you have not completed childbearing that should be the main focus. Having surgery on the ovary can lead to worsening infertility. Certainly you need a fertility specialist to coordinate any care since you need to be fully counseled on whether it is possible to have kids, how difficult it will or won't be, . And what surgery will help versus hurt you. ...Read more

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I am a 38 year old female. I have PCOS, endometriosis, and small fibroids 3 to be exact. I usually have weird periods but I've had a period now since June 19th and I go thru a box of 16 pads in 2 days. I know this is not normal. I called my GYN but s?

I am a 38 year old female. I have PCOS, endometriosis, and small fibroids 3 to be exact. I usually have weird periods but I've had a period now since June 19th and I go thru a box of 16 pads in 2 days. I know this is not normal. I called my GYN but s?

Not normal: Congratulations on your assessment that the bleeding since june19th isn't normal. Your question was cut off, but a GYN MD visit is imperative to be tested for anemia and the source of the bleeding. (probably the fibroids). ...Read more

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Two periods a month. Is this normal. I am a 42 year old female. Tubes have been tied for 22 yrs. I also have endometriosis.

Two periods a month. Is this normal. I am a 42 year old female. Tubes have been tied for 22 yrs. I also have endometriosis.

What is Normal: When it comes to gynecology the word normal is designed to measure your experience with your history, not others. If this is not normal for you then it is abnormal. ...Read more

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Is a uterus size 9x4x5cm witj a hemging cyst size18x9x13 normal with endomertiom of 6mm thicnkness in a 32 year old woman. That has endometriosis?

Is a uterus size 9x4x5cm witj a hemging cyst size18x9x13 normal with endomertiom of 6mm thicnkness in a 32 year old woman. That has endometriosis?

Depends: If you mean 18mmX9mmX13mm then yes, but if the measurement was cm (centimeters) then that's very large and needs to be addressed. A hemorrhagic corpus luteum (cyst that forms after ovulation) is normal and 18 mm (millimeters) in size is quite normal. Your endometrial thickness is fine as is your uterine size. ...Read more

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I am a 17 year old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

I am a 17 year old female I suffer from adenomyosis, endometriosis a for about 5 years pain getting worse try birth control could I get a hysterectomy?

Surgical decision: Surgical decision your case is a complex one to make, only experts in the field can help, I don't believe hysterectomy is the way to go, other more conservative protocols are available to treat your condition, please follow up with your gynecologist, good luck ...Read more

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Hi, I am 29 year old & I've had a total hysterectomy due to stage 4 endometriosis just over a year now. My breast pain started about 5 months ago but it was every once and a while. As of lately it's almost every day& very painful. Is the normal?

Hi, I am 29 year old & I've had a total hysterectomy due to stage 4 endometriosis just over a year now. My breast pain started about 5 months ago but it was every once and a while. As of lately it's almost every day& very painful. Is the normal?

Need more info: Do you still have your ovaries, are you taking any hormonal medications. Your breast problem may or many not be related to your hysterectomy. Please get to see your gynecologist ASAP as you need a complete breast exam and most likely a mammogram. All the pain you relate is not normal.. ...Read more

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34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

34 year-old woman continues to suffer gynecologic pains, especially with bodily movement, after da Vinci surgery for fibroids and endometriosis.....?

Ovarian conservation: Unfortunately this is fairly common; my best guess is it's related to recurrent or ongoing endometriosis. There are many (good) reasons for preserving ovaries when having a hysterectomy, but good data show that if ovaries are conserved women are 6 times more likely (62% vs. 10%) to have recurring symptoms, and 8 times more likely to need additional surgery (31% vs. 4%) than those who have them removed. Adhesive disease is certainly another possibility. ...Read more

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28 year-old woman was found during laparoscopy for endometriosis to have segmental areas of colon missing its musculature, and wonders about pro.....?

28 year-old woman was found during laparoscopy for endometriosis to have segmental areas of colon missing its musculature, and wonders about pro.....?

Segmental lack muscl: Segmental absence of colonic musculature is congenital and is usually diagnosed in childhood. It can be associated with constipation and also spontaneous perforation which is when it is diagnosed. Would follow up with colon surgeon, regarding the risk for perforation and whether prophylactic removal is warranted. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis dangerous for a 17 years old girl?

Not dangerous: But certainly can cause bad cramps, intestinal issues. My #1 recommendation is to see a chinese medicine /acupuncture physician. Chinese medicine can reduce/eliminate her pain, balance hormones and help her body repair itself and eventually recover from the endometriosis. ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing that 20 years old is too young to have endometriosis?

Myth: Detailed questioning of endometriosis sufferers can reveal symptoms that start in their teens. They are often confusing and attributed to other issues at the time. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 44 years old and had a total hysterectomy 4 years ago (had endometriosis sp?

Not sure what the: Question is? We can better answer your question if it is more specific. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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44 yrs old, years ago had cin 3 and had endometriosis removed. Been bleeding 14 days now, what could be some causes for this happening now?

44 yrs old, years ago had cin 3 and had endometriosis removed. Been bleeding 14 days now, what could be some causes for this happening now?

Irregular bleeding: Irregular menstrual bleeding is one of the most common issues Obgyn treat. If your CIN 3/endometriosis surgery was recent then prompt evaluation by your surgeon is warranted. If this bleeding is unrelated to surgery then schedule an Obgyn visit for a pelvic exam and sonogram. ...Read more

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I got my period 3 times this month starting the 3rd now I am 44 years old and I have endometriosis could that be th cause?

No: Your frequent periods are coming from ovarian failure and onset of menopause. Very common. Some women cycles space further apart, others it can become more frequent early on. Best to see your doctor for evaluation and discussion on how to control your cycles. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Would having a surgery to treat endometriosis reduce my chance of conceiving in the future? I am only 22 years old. Thank you

Depends: If the surgical procedure was for removing endometrioma deposits and reducing compression of your tubes then your chances of conceiving would likely improve. If the surgery resulted in loss of your ovaries or damage to your tubes then your chances of conception would plummet. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old, 3 abortions, overweight but working on losing it, with endometriosis what are my possibilities of conceiving again?

I am 38 years old, 3 abortions, overweight but working on losing it, with endometriosis what are my possibilities of conceiving again?

The treatment: Both surgical and medical for endometriosis has advanced a good deal over the years and although a pregnancy at your age would be considered "high risk" by many OB-GYN such pregnancies have become quite common since many women postpone childbearing for career years!
Hope this is helpful and GOOD LUCK!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I am 26 years old with no children, I have endometriosis (which I've had for nearly 10 years) and pcos (which hasn't caused me any real issues for a few?

I am 26 years old with no children, I have endometriosis (which I've had for nearly 10 years) and pcos (which hasn't caused me any real issues for a few?

Get evaluated: If you are asking whether you may have trouble conceiving, it sounds like you have a double whammy. Endo and pcos are two big contributors to infertility in women and both need to be evaluated. You may need to see an infertility specialist. I am confident you will find help. ...Read more

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I have a bicurnuate uterus with endometriosis, can I still have a baby? I'm 30 years old.

I have a bicurnuate uterus with endometriosis, can I still have a baby? I'm 30 years old.

Possibly: The bicornuate septum can be removed but some persons have had satisfactory pregnancy implant one side of the uterus
age 30 is becoming more common as a new mom.
The endometriosis is a problem but if the tubes and uterus are present and open one can get pregnant.
Hormonal medications may get in the way! Ask your gyn! ...Read more

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I'm 49 years old and I've been diagnosed with endometriosis I was put on a regimen of 3.75 lupron (leuprolide) injectable for 6 months I didn't have a period for 3?

I'm 49 years old and I've been diagnosed with endometriosis I was put on a regimen of 3.75 lupron (leuprolide) injectable for 6 months I didn't have a period for 3?

This is normal: Lupron (leuprolide) will make you stop menstruating. I start my patients on continuous ocp to continue thinning the endometrium. This can also keep the pain controlled.

Once you enter menopause, (average age is 51), hopefully the symptoms will also improve. ...Read more

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21 years old stage 4 endometriosis, on Lupron (leuprolide) depot and still have pain. Have had 2 laparoscopic surgeries. What can I do now?

Unusual: Lupron (leuprolide) in combination with conservative surgery is usually helpful for symptomatic endometriosis. However there is another medication called danocrine that can be dosed in a variety of ways that may help as well. This was on the market well before Lupron (leuprolide) and may be worth a trial. Talk with your doctor and good luck. This is a frustrating disease. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis and PCOS. My periods have been irregular for 6 months and now they have stopped. I'm 36 years old and have hypothyroidism. Help?

I have endometriosis and PCOS. My periods have been irregular for 6 months and now they have stopped. I'm 36 years old and have hypothyroidism. Help?

Evaluation: Many patients with PCOS take contraceptives to help regulate the cycle. Your thyroid may need to be tested as well. Consider seeing an Obgyn for evaluation ...Read more

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My daughter is 22 years old and on the Yaz pill for pain management as well as iron deficiency and not for contraceptive reasons. She would like to not use it anymore. We have taken her for a scan and she has no endometriosis.?

My daughter is 22 years old and on the Yaz pill for pain management as well as iron deficiency and not for contraceptive reasons. She would like to not use it anymore. We have taken her for a scan and she has no endometriosis.?

OK to stop: The decision to stop hormones given for menstrual pain and excessive flow is a personal decision and not unreasonable if anemia is controlled with iron supplement and diet. There is no need to taper medication; just finish a month cycle and then ones natural hormones will take over again. It may take a few months to get a regular schedule. ...Read more

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Do I have endometriosis? I am 22 and had a child at 18 soon after I started getting all kinds of problems. Gall stones, stomach ulcers, and now that he is 4 years old and I have been having unprotected sex for 3 1/2 years I can't get pregnant. It hurts to

Do I have endometriosis? I am 22 and had a child at 18 soon after I started getting all kinds of problems. Gall stones, stomach ulcers, and now that he is 4 years old and I have been having unprotected sex for 3 1/2 years I can't get pregnant. It hurts to

The only thing in ur: History is the infertility. Do you have painful periods that went away when you were on birth controls pills. This is a common scenario. Pregnancy is protective of endometriosis. Gall stones and stomach ulcers are generally unrelated to endometriosis but I would discuss your infertility with your obgyn and it might be worth seeing an infertility specialist there in olathe. ...Read more