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Can you get endometriosis after having a baby, if you never had it before?

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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

It used to be taught that endometriosis patients had not only pain but infertility.
However I have seen many patients who had neither and were still found to have significant endometriosis. The only way to confirm - and properly treat - endometriosis is to perform excision (surgically cutting out) of the implants or nodules using laparoscopy. This provides visual/pathology confirmation.

In brief: Absolutely

It used to be taught that endometriosis patients had not only pain but infertility.
However I have seen many patients who had neither and were still found to have significant endometriosis. The only way to confirm - and properly treat - endometriosis is to perform excision (surgically cutting out) of the implants or nodules using laparoscopy. This provides visual/pathology confirmation.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Any time

Endometriosis can present at any time in a woman's reproductive lifetime.
Diagnosis of endometriosis does not have any cause-and-effect relation to having had a child. Women with endometriosis fairly obviously have the disease before a diagnosis is made; it is sometimes difficult to say how long disease has been present when it's first diagnosed.

In brief: Any time

Endometriosis can present at any time in a woman's reproductive lifetime.
Diagnosis of endometriosis does not have any cause-and-effect relation to having had a child. Women with endometriosis fairly obviously have the disease before a diagnosis is made; it is sometimes difficult to say how long disease has been present when it's first diagnosed.
Dr. Gerard Honore
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