Locust Grove, VA
A 18-year-old female asked:
Where at does endometriosis hurt your body? if only my aunt had it could i still have it?. and what's the chances of infertility?.
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Fertility Medicine 37 years experience
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Gynecology 41 years experience
Mostly in pelvis: If endometriosis is present the implants are usually found on the pelvic lining and on the surface of the ovaries and uterus. The only way to know for sure if you have it is to look with a scope in the operating room. Most women with endometriosis will get pregnant on their own, but it may take longer than average. Even if it proves difficult and infertility specialist is usually able to help.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Endometriosis: Endometriosis affects mostly the ovary, on the uterus or the the fallopian tubes. It is not inheritable so if your aunt had it, it doesn't mean you will as well. Although it can only be diagnosed surgically, if it is inside the ovary, you may be able to see it with a pelvic ultrasound. Patients report painful menstrual cycles and it can cause problems with getting pregnant by affecting the eggs.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 17, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.