Does endometriosis affect children differently than adults?

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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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Endometriosis

Are you one of seven million women in the United States with endometriosis? If so, you may also be struggling with infertility. Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder characterized by pelvic pain, inflammation and vaginal ...

bleeding. This painful condition can affect any female of menstruating age, although it is more likely to run in families. If you experience abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain, talk to your doctor. While there is no known cause, and no known cure for endometriosis, treatments do exist, including medications and surgery to reduce symptoms and restore fertility.
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