4 doctors weighed in:

Are you seeing more endometriosis in younger women today?

4 doctors weighed in
Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
Answer assisted by Brian Fishman, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology

In brief: Endo

In my practice i see a spectrum from teens to the 50's of which 30-40% are in their 20's.
.The awareness factor has to do with early diagnosis.

In brief: Endo

In my practice i see a spectrum from teens to the 50's of which 30-40% are in their 20's.
.The awareness factor has to do with early diagnosis.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Thank
Read more answers from doctors