Endometriosis: Devastating for Young Women

July 24, 2014 4:28 PM

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Endometriosis: Devastating for Young Women

Endometriosis, as far as I knew, was something older women may experience. Statistics and facts about "female issues" are not always openly discussed in the same way as other medical conditions. This is why I was surprised to hear from a young friend who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Endometriosis, after years of doctors visits that never gave her an answer for her difficulties and pain.

The only reason her endometriosis was finally diagnosed was due to my friend's persistent advocacy for herself. She did research on the symptoms her doctor was brushing off, and then demanded a laparoscopy that, begrudgingly, her OB/GYN finally agreed to. During the procedure the doctor discovered t...

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