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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
13 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Endometriosis is the most common cause for chronic pelvic pain.
While not every woman with endometriosis has symptoms requiring specific treatment - up to 10% of women have endometriosis.

In brief: Yes
Endometriosis is the most common cause for chronic pelvic pain.
While not every woman with endometriosis has symptoms requiring specific treatment - up to 10% of women have endometriosis.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. William Walsh
Even I, a pulmonologist, diagnose endometriosis from time to time (about 5 times a year). It is very, very common.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: If they're attuned
Approximately 15% of reproductive aged women & 50% of infertile women have endometriosis.
Based on studies, a history of chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, disabling cramps during menses and abnormal menstrual periods predicts a diagnosis of endometriosis by laparoscopy 89% of the time.

In brief: If they're attuned
Approximately 15% of reproductive aged women & 50% of infertile women have endometriosis.
Based on studies, a history of chronic pelvic pain, painful intercourse, disabling cramps during menses and abnormal menstrual periods predicts a diagnosis of endometriosis by laparoscopy 89% of the time.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
In the fertility population, endo is reported in 40-50% of patients.
In our experience, it might be 60-70%. Most patients with endometriosis don't have pelvic pain. Fertility problems are much more common. Severe pain with periods as a teenager correlates 100% with endometriosis but often pain improves in the mid 20's only to worsen again due to adenomyosis in the mid 30's.

In brief: Yes
In the fertility population, endo is reported in 40-50% of patients.
In our experience, it might be 60-70%. Most patients with endometriosis don't have pelvic pain. Fertility problems are much more common. Severe pain with periods as a teenager correlates 100% with endometriosis but often pain improves in the mid 20's only to worsen again due to adenomyosis in the mid 30's.
Dr. Michael Fox
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