Endometriosis Treatment in Philadelphia
Endometriosis is the most common disease associated with pelvic pain. Because it is such a variable disease and because so many women who have it remain undiagnosed, its true incidence is unknown.
Based on my experience and the medical literature, I believe that somewhere between 25 and 40% of all women have it or have had it at sometime in their life.
A study from Boston Children’s Hospital showed that 70% of teenage girls with chronic pelvic pain have endometriosis — yet I still see teenage girls in my office who have been told their pain (often incapacitating pain) is all in their head!
The average length of time it takes for a woman with pelvic pain to be diagnosed with endometriosis (from the time she begins to seek medical attention for her pain) is 7 years.
Endometriosis is a serious medical disease that causes a great deal of misery and many women suffer needlessly because of their inability to get the care they deserve.