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Why are ovaries the most common site of endometriosis?

13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Not certain

All standard authoritative textbooks in gynecologic surgery, including a comprehensive review in fertility & sterility in 2006, agree the ovaries, cul-de-sac, and pelvic peritoneum are the most common sites in that order. Although reasons aren't certain, if retrograde menstrual flow is a major cause of developing endometriosis this makes sense anatomically.

In brief: Not certain

All standard authoritative textbooks in gynecologic surgery, including a comprehensive review in fertility & sterility in 2006, agree the ovaries, cul-de-sac, and pelvic peritoneum are the most common sites in that order. Although reasons aren't certain, if retrograde menstrual flow is a major cause of developing endometriosis this makes sense anatomically.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Endometrial cells from the uterus can flow out through the fallopian tubes and implant anywhere in the pelvis or abdomen - I agree with Dr. Gootwassink, endometriosis is commonly found on and around the ovaries but even more commonly in the cul-de-sac behind the uterus in the deepest part of the pelvis.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: They aren't

The most common site for endometriosis is the peritoneum, which is the lining of the pelvis.
The most common areas the those behind the uterus and behind the ovaries. Gravity would cause and endometriosis in the pelvis to go to the lowest point, which is where we find it.

In brief: They aren't

The most common site for endometriosis is the peritoneum, which is the lining of the pelvis.
The most common areas the those behind the uterus and behind the ovaries. Gravity would cause and endometriosis in the pelvis to go to the lowest point, which is where we find it.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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