Researchers conducted a retrospective observational study evaluating the ultrasonographic presence of different forms of endometriosis and the correlated clinical symptoms in adolescent women. 

Observations revealed statistically significantly higher rates of dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and heavy menstrual bleeding in adolescents with endometriosis ultrasound signs vs those without. The detection rate of pelvic endometriosis at ultrasound raised to 20% among patients with dysmenorrhea. Based on these observations, they emphasize professionals involved with teens to be aware of the clinical presentation of endometriosis to decrease the delay between the onset of symptoms and the diagnosis, referring these young women to dedicated centers.

Read more from MdLinx and find the study at Fertility and Sterility.