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What percentage of patients with endometriosis are infertile?

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Dr. Jessica Scotchie
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Approximately 30% of patients in an infertility practice have some degree of endometriosis; the disease can impact egg quality, decrease sperm surivival and thereby hinder implantation, impair embryo development, and decrease receptivity of the uterus to implantation.
It is important to seek care with a fertility specialist early to learn options to help improve your fertility.

In brief: Depends

Approximately 30% of patients in an infertility practice have some degree of endometriosis; the disease can impact egg quality, decrease sperm surivival and thereby hinder implantation, impair embryo development, and decrease receptivity of the uterus to implantation.
It is important to seek care with a fertility specialist early to learn options to help improve your fertility.
Dr. Jessica Scotchie
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Dr. Mark Perloe
While endometriosis is frequently seen at the time of diagnostic laparoscopy for the evaluation of women with infertility, it is unclear that removing endometriosis will improve fertility. Furthermore, endometriosis is often scene in normally fertile women, about 20% of those who are going for tubal sterilization.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 30-40%

Around 30-40%. It depends on the severity and location of endometriosis.

In brief: 30-40%

Around 30-40%. It depends on the severity and location of endometriosis.
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Endo & Infertility

It appears that endo is associated with Progesterone resistance.
Whether or that the endo causes Progesterone resistance or Progesterone resistance causes both infertility and endometriosis is as of yet unknown.

In brief: Endo & Infertility

It appears that endo is associated with Progesterone resistance.
Whether or that the endo causes Progesterone resistance or Progesterone resistance causes both infertility and endometriosis is as of yet unknown.
Dr. Mark Perloe
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on severity

Endometriosis can be mild, moderate, or severe.
Women with mild endometriosis often experience normal conception rates. More severe forms can injure the ovaries and eggs and block the fallopian tubes, producing infertility.

In brief: Depends on severity

Endometriosis can be mild, moderate, or severe.
Women with mild endometriosis often experience normal conception rates. More severe forms can injure the ovaries and eggs and block the fallopian tubes, producing infertility.
Dr. Philip Chenette
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Up to 50%

The number one symptom of endometriosis is infertility, defined as inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse at a frequency of 2-3 per week.
Only 15% of infertile women typically present for evaluation and treatment. Endometriosis is not curable, but manageable & with aggressive treatment, can lead to successful pregnancy.

In brief: Up to 50%

The number one symptom of endometriosis is infertility, defined as inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse at a frequency of 2-3 per week.
Only 15% of infertile women typically present for evaluation and treatment. Endometriosis is not curable, but manageable & with aggressive treatment, can lead to successful pregnancy.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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