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Can I reduce my chances of getting endometriosis?

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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

There have not been any studies proving that any particular treatment reduces one's chances of developing endometriosis.
However, in my experience, women who start using any hormonal contraceptive - pills, depo - early in their reproductive years (i.e. Within a few years of starting their periods) seem to have a lower incidence of endometriosis and less severe endometriosis when they do have it.

In brief: Not really

There have not been any studies proving that any particular treatment reduces one's chances of developing endometriosis.
However, in my experience, women who start using any hormonal contraceptive - pills, depo - early in their reproductive years (i.e. Within a few years of starting their periods) seem to have a lower incidence of endometriosis and less severe endometriosis when they do have it.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

This appears to be a genetic disease.
Many families have grandmother mother daughter transmission. A lesser known fact about endometriosis is that it is not a recurrent or ongoing disease and people with the disease actually get their disease beginning at puberty. By age 20, they likely have all the disease they will ever have.

In brief: No

This appears to be a genetic disease.
Many families have grandmother mother daughter transmission. A lesser known fact about endometriosis is that it is not a recurrent or ongoing disease and people with the disease actually get their disease beginning at puberty. By age 20, they likely have all the disease they will ever have.
Dr. Michael Fox
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