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Will endiometrosis subside after the pregnancy?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Yes, usually.: Endometriosis symptoms typically decrease after a successful pregnancy, due to the beneficial effect of high dose Progesterone for 9 months. They can recur, though, with increasing time from delivery, depending on your age and future reproductive activity.

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A 35-year-old male asked:

Will endometriosis subside after pregnancy?

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Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 41 years experience
Possibly temporarily: The high Progesterone levels in pregnancy can suppress endometriosis, and the effect can even last well beyond delivery. This observation led to the current hormonal treatments for endometriosis including birth control pills and progestins in various forms. Unfortunately, without continued medical suppression after delivery the endometriosis symptoms often return.

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