11 doctors weighed in:

How can endometriosis spread to your bladder and intestines?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
8 doctors agree

In brief: Several Ways

Endometriosis can cause scar tissue and that scar tissue can stick to nearby organs, endometriosis itself can spread or nearby tissues can have their surface actually transformed into endometriosis.
The exact ways in which endometriosis spreads are still not completely understood.

In brief: Several Ways

Endometriosis can cause scar tissue and that scar tissue can stick to nearby organs, endometriosis itself can spread or nearby tissues can have their surface actually transformed into endometriosis.
The exact ways in which endometriosis spreads are still not completely understood.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
Thank
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many ways

Menses "backwards" thru the fallopian tubes can deposit endometriosis tissue into the pelvic cavity allowing it to grow on different organs.
Also endometriosis is thought to spread by way of the blood or lymphatic pathways, in addition to alterations of early embryonic tissue.

In brief: Many ways

Menses "backwards" thru the fallopian tubes can deposit endometriosis tissue into the pelvic cavity allowing it to grow on different organs.
Also endometriosis is thought to spread by way of the blood or lymphatic pathways, in addition to alterations of early embryonic tissue.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, Surgery
29 years in practice
938K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors