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Is it normal for endometriosis to get worse after having a baby?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Well, sort of

No, not specifically because of having a baby, but endometriosis is a progressive disease so it tends to worsen over time.
Also, endometriosis growth is reduced or arrested during pregnancy, so it can 'worsen' or progress once cycling resumes.

In brief: Well, sort of

No, not specifically because of having a baby, but endometriosis is a progressive disease so it tends to worsen over time.
Also, endometriosis growth is reduced or arrested during pregnancy, so it can 'worsen' or progress once cycling resumes.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine

In brief: No

Normally this gets better after a pregnancy? How much testing/problems did you have before the pregnancy? Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain.
If you are having more pain after the baby, it might be something else other than endometriosis that is causing the problem. It is best to see your doctor and get a thorough exam and a definite diagnosis.

In brief: No

Normally this gets better after a pregnancy? How much testing/problems did you have before the pregnancy? Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain.
If you are having more pain after the baby, it might be something else other than endometriosis that is causing the problem. It is best to see your doctor and get a thorough exam and a definite diagnosis.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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