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Does endometriosis affect children differently than adults?

Since endometriosis flares up with your menstrual cycle, it is not usually identified in younger girls who have not gone through puberty. However, they can still have displaced endometrial tissue within their body. In fact, this condition has been found coincidentally in some teenagers. Your child can greatly decrease her chances of developing endometriosis by exercising regularly especially when she comes to 14 or 15 years of age.

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