Médecine de la Reproduction


Endometriosis by adolescence Volume 15, issue 3, Juillet-Août-Septembre 2013


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Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Université de Liège, Hôpital de la Citadelle, B-4000 Liège, Belgique, Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique, Université de Sienne, I-53100 Sienne, Italie

Endometriosis is a chronic disease usually diagnosed at adult age, even the symptoms begin at adolescence. The medical history could help for the diagnosis and could select the patients for medical or surgical treatment. The main criterion is the description of severe dysmenorrhea necessitating the prescription of oral contraceptive pill early after the menarcha. The early diagnosis is a major issue in the evolution of the disease which is caracterized by physical, psyco-social and sexual repercussions.