- Painful Periods
- Heavy Periods
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Painful Sex
- Bleeding After Sex
- Difficulty Falling Pregnant
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CAN YOUNG GIRLS ALSO GET ENDOMETRIOSIS?Back to top
Young girls who suspect they may have endometriosis should seek medical help as soon as possible. With an early diagnosis it may be possible to decrease life-long effects associated with endometriosis – including pain and infertility – and improve quality of life.7
WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?Back to top
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OTHER SYMPTOMS OF ENDOMETRIOSISBack to top
Endometriosis should be considered if you are experiencing:5, 6
- pelvic pain
- painful periods
- pain during sexual intercourse
- fertility problems
- low back pain or
- have a family history of endometriosis.
If your doctor suspects that you may have endometriosis he/she will take a history, examine you and prescribe treatment.
Treatment options are:4, 5
While looking through the laparoscope, the doctor can see the reproductive organs including the uterus (womb), fallopian tubes, and ovaries.8
What causes Endometriosis?
We do not know the exact cause of endometriosis, but it is postulated that during menstruating, some of the blood that a woman sheds during her period, flows into her pelvis and attaches to surfaces in the pelvis.
There appears to be a familial tendency of endometriosis which suggests that this disease could be inherited, or it could result from genetic errors, which makes some women more likely than others to develop the condition.4, 6
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