Endometriosis and teenagers

Get help for your teenager suffering with endometriosis

Introduction

Endometriosis can affect individuals at any age, including teenagers.

With added hormonal and social pressures, understanding the condition in teens is crucial for their long-term well-being. If you want to help your teenager, you’re in the right place.

Recognising Symptoms

Endometriosis symptoms in teenagers can be similar to those in adults, including pelvic pain, severe cramps, and pain during activities like sports or bowel movements. It’s important to recognise these signs early as endometriosis in teens can be tricky to identify.

Seeking Diagnosis

If you suspect your teenager has endometriosis, you must see a healthcare professional. The process may involve a review of their symptoms, a physical exam, and possibly an ultrasound. Early diagnosis can help them to manage their symptoms effectively. Find out more about getting a diagnosis here.

Treatment Options

Treatment for endometriosis in teenagers may include pain management strategies and hormonal treatments. Primary care-initiated hormonal contraception, for instance, can be beneficial as it down-regulates endometrial activity and may provide pain relief.

Support and Care

Providing support and understanding to teenagers with endometriosis will improve their quality of life. Talking openly about their symptoms and feelings will help them cope better.

You and your teenager can join our private Facebook Group community, face-to-face and online support sessions. Current details of these can be found on our charity Facebook page.

Our R.E.A.L Webinars are also incredibly informative, with specialist guest speakers and the opportunity for you and your teenager to ask questions.

Find support

Information, emotional support, and connection for those on a similar journey.