According to Dr. Elser, most women with endometriosis tend to experience symptoms in their twenties, but cases can appear during the teenage years or into the thirties.
Unusually severe menstrual cramping, serious cyclic pelvic pain and painful intercourse—these are just some of the symptoms of endometriosis. Unfortunately, treatment for the disease can be difficult.
“The good news is that new hormones are available and effective—and if surgery is required, the ability to perform this in a minimally invasive way means that time off work and recovery are simpler than they were a few short years ago,” says Dr. Elser.
Read the Full Article: "Endometriosis Awareness Month: What you need to know" by Holly Brenza – health enews: a news service from Advocate Health Care