6 doctors weighed in:
Who is more likely to get endometriosis?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Raj Syal
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 40 percent of women
Fortunately most women with endometriosis are not actually bothered by it.
If symptomatic there are many treatments available.

In brief: 40 percent of women
Fortunately most women with endometriosis are not actually bothered by it.
If symptomatic there are many treatments available.
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal
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Dr. Robert Albee
It may be that the disease is actually underappreciated and underserved, vs. that most women are not bothered by it. We hear from literally thousands of patients each year at our Center from every end of the age, race and lifestyle spectrums, from around the world, whose symptoms have all been largely ignored and undertreated locally. In terms of who is more likely to get the disease, though no particular demographic, personality trait or ethnic predilection has been defined, certain characteristics have been associated with a diagnosis of endometriosis, including decreased risk with late age at menarche and shorter menstrual cycles with longer duration of flow. Likewise, family history cannot be undervalued, with consistent findings illustrating a near tenfold increased risk in those women with first-degree relatives who have endometriosis. See our website at centerforendo.com for more information on the disease.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Genetics
Women withe a sister of mother with endometriosis have a higher risk.
Having a family history of infertility or a personal history of pelvic pain, painful sex or infertility increases your risk. Also an abnormally shaped uterus increases your risk as well.

In brief: Genetics
Women withe a sister of mother with endometriosis have a higher risk.
Having a family history of infertility or a personal history of pelvic pain, painful sex or infertility increases your risk. Also an abnormally shaped uterus increases your risk as well.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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