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What causes endometriosis?

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In brief: Causes of Endometriosis

No one knows for certain what causes endometriosis or why some women get endometriosis and others do not.
Some people believe it is caused by some menstrual fluid flowing backwards up the Fallopian tubes towards the ovaries, instead of flowing out of the body through the vagina.

Endometriosis can occur in any woman of childbearing age. Endometriosis can run in families. It is more common in white people than in other ethnic groups, in women who give birth for the first time after the age of 30, and in infertile women.

In brief: Causes of Endometriosis

No one knows for certain what causes endometriosis or why some women get endometriosis and others do not.
Some people believe it is caused by some menstrual fluid flowing backwards up the Fallopian tubes towards the ovaries, instead of flowing out of the body through the vagina.

Endometriosis can occur in any woman of childbearing age. Endometriosis can run in families. It is more common in white people than in other ethnic groups, in women who give birth for the first time after the age of 30, and in infertile women.
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