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Endometriosis, Unexplained Infertility and More Moderated by Walid Saleh, M.D.
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Old 09-28-2009, 01:50 AM
reagtay reagtay is offline
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Question Age at onset of symptoms? (child mentioned)

I was, finally, diagnosed with endometriosis at age 33 and had a hysterectomy and bowel surgery a month later. I had lower pelvic pain starting at about age 8. I had my first pelvic exam at age 9 and a bunch of different diagnosis between that time and age 33. I ended up having two ectopic pregnancies and tons of scar tissue. After talking to my mom, she says that she also started having pelvic pain at a young age. Although she started menses at age 9 and I was 11. She also had a hysterectomy at a young age (27). Although she was not diagnosed with endometriosis, she was told that there were abnormal cells on her uterus (this was in 1972).
My 8 year old daughter is now complaining about the same symptoms that I had. It is painful for her when her bladder is full or if there is alot of gas moving through her intestines. Is it possible that she has endometriosis already? I really don't want to put her through a pelvic exam. If it is a possibility, are there things we can do now that will help (diet, supplements etc?).

Rae Ann Fritsche

Last edited by reagtay; 09-28-2009 at 01:52 AM. Reason: spelling error
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:33 AM
WalidASalehMD WalidASalehMD is offline
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Wow I am sorry to hear that. Eight would be very early for endo. Too early to treat medically as well. I am not sure what to recommend. If she has pain with her periods, once she enters puberty, she will need laparoscopy to establish a diagnosis and start her on BCP. Hope that helps. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any additional questions.
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