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Endometriosis in adolescence: predictive markers and management
Article first published online: 19 MAR 2013
© 2013 The Authors Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica © 2013 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Volume 92, Issue 5, pages 491–495, May 2013
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Endometriosis in adolescence: predictive markers and management. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2013; 92: 491–495., , .
- Issue published online: 17 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 19 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Received: 5 NOV 2012
- deep infiltrating endometriosis;
- predictive markers
Endometriosis has long been thought mostly to affect the adult female population. However, awareness of possible endometriosis already in adolescence is now receiving increasing attention. It seems that certain markers in adolescence are associated with a subsequent diagnosis of the disease. These include chronic pelvic pain, severe dysmenorrhea, dysmenorrhea resistant to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and oral contraceptive pills, and pain interfering with daily activity. Based on current knowledge, it should be possible to diagnose endometriosis before adulthood, thereby alleviating symptoms and possibly limiting sequelae. To do so, knowledge of adolescent endometriosis has to be improved among both health professionals and the public.