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If I put off having children until my 30s or later, do I have a greater chance of getting endometriosis? Also, is there any truth to the belief that delayed childbirth can lead to endometriosis?

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Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: I believe that these

Are not physiologically connected (a former mentor of mine did).
Delaying childbearing can increase your rate of subfertility. In a population of infertile women who have laparoscopy, up to 40% will have endometriosis. If you are on birth control pills you are likely helping yourself reduce the risk of endometriosis.

In brief: I believe that these

Are not physiologically connected (a former mentor of mine did).
Delaying childbearing can increase your rate of subfertility. In a population of infertile women who have laparoscopy, up to 40% will have endometriosis. If you are on birth control pills you are likely helping yourself reduce the risk of endometriosis.
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology

In brief: No hurry

You don't get endo just by delaying pregnancy and you don't get"cured" if tou get pregnant.
If you are healthy a d having normal periods with mild to moderate cramp you should be ok. Having your yearly exam and talking to your doctor is a good way to monitor things.

In brief: No hurry

You don't get endo just by delaying pregnancy and you don't get"cured" if tou get pregnant.
If you are healthy a d having normal periods with mild to moderate cramp you should be ok. Having your yearly exam and talking to your doctor is a good way to monitor things.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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