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Can endometriosis of the ovaries cause permanent infertility in a woman?

Can endometriosis of the ovaries cause permanent infertility in a woman?

No: Ovarian endometriosis (called endometrioma) is associated with infertility but some women will not have a problem. We try not to remove the ovarian endometiomas these days because we may make the fertility potential worse. Medical therapy usually will not make them go away if they are over 1-2cm. Discuss your situation with your rei for options and stay positive. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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Does endometriosis of the ovaries cause infertility?

Does endometriosis of the ovaries cause infertility?

Endometriomas: Yes. Cysts of endometriosis in the ovaries are called endometriomas, which may cause pain, infertility, both or neither. If you are having difficult getting pregnant and/or you have very painful periods then laparoscopic surgery to remove the cyst(s) and any other endometriosis in your pelvis is usually helpful. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with endometriosis of the ovaries and was wondering if it causes infertility and is surgery the only way to cure this?

Diagnosed with endometriosis of the ovaries and was wondering if it causes infertility and is surgery the only way to cure this?

Decreases fertility: Endometriosis makes it take longer to get pregnant due to it causing scar tissue and to chemicals that the endometriosis implants put out. Surgery or treatment with depolupron or taking birth control pills constantly can suppress endometriosis and make it easier to get pregnant. But endometriosis is a chronic condition that will keep coming back until menopause. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that most women who are infertile have it?

Does endometriosis cause fertility or is it just that  most women who are infertile have it?

Cause of Infertility: I recommend you consult with your gynecologist. There is a strong corelation between endometriosis and infertility due to the scar tissues. A thorough gyno history interview and exam will enable your doctor to advise you of your probability of infertility and perhaps recommend the window of opportunity to succesfully conceive and have a healthy baby or babies. ...Read more

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How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

How long does it take a woman to become infertile when having endometriosis or is it quick?

This varies: This is a very individualized question. Endometriosis is definately associated with infertility. But it is unclear what degree of it is needed to impair fertility. Some women have very mild implants of endometriosis yet cannot conceive. If you were diagnosed with the condition, it does not mean you are fated not to concieve. It is a long process of evaluation and follow up. Just stay encouraged. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how endometriosis cause infertility?

Endometriosis: Over time endometrial tissue may grow & spread into the ovaries & may occlude the fallopian tubes. Blood in ovaries may form into cysts. The endometrial tissue responds to hormones that cause normal menstrual bleeding. Repeated inflammation can lead to formation of scar tissues. These changes can lead to fertility problems. ...Read more

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I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?

I was told that the changes in the peritoneal fluid due to endometriosis is one of the causes of my infertility. What does this mean?

Endo is inflammatory: Endometriosis causes an inflammatory reaction. This produces "mini-hormones" that can affect many aspects of the reproductive process including ovulation, tubal pick-up of the egss, and implantation. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis cause infertility?

Can endometriosis cause infertility?

SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more