Can Endometriosis Make It Difficult to Have Children?
My 16-year-old daughter has endometriosis. Will this make it hard for her to
have children later in life? – Barbara
When a woman has endometriosis, tissue that looks and acts like the lining of the
growing outside the uterus. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic
Endometriosis (en-doh-mee-tree-OH-sis) can make it hard for some women to have
children. Fortunately, doctors are finding and treating endometriosis earlier —
even in teen girls. This can make a woman less likely to have problems with getting
pregnant in the future.
Talk to your daughter's doctor about her treatment options. The key is to work
with a doctor who understands endometriosis and is sensitive to your family's needs
and concerns in treating it.