So I was curious. I’ve been reading that the usual age women are diagnosed with Endometriosis is in their 20s and 30s, sometimes after years of misdiagnoses and tests. But, what’s the age of the youngest and oldest person ever recorded to have been diagnosed with Endometriosis? Aaaaand….Google!
There are conflicting sources for the youngest age: I’ve seen 8, 10 (diagnosed just after her second period), 11, and 13 years old. Even though the vast internet has conflicting ages, I’m very shocked at how young these girls were. I didn’t even start my period until I was about 13 or 14 years old (I should find that date in my old diaries…). I cannot imagine being that young and suffering with this disease. And imagine the psychological and social effects it must have on those poor girls at that age.Continue reading