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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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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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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