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10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Endometriosis

Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with endometriosis, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. What causes endometriosis?

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Understanding Endometriosis -- Prevention

There is no way to prevent endometriosis. But there are several things that raise your risk of developing it: Having a close relative with endometriosis, especially a mother or a sister Having a short menstrual cycle -- less than 25 days Having menstrual flow lasting more than a week Having heavy flow Having medical condition that blocks or constricts your cervix or vagina Having a birth defect of the uterus, such as a double uterus or a double cervix

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2. What can I do to control my endometriosis symptoms?

3. Do I need medicine? How does it work?

4. What are the side effects of medicine for endometriosis?

5. Will endometriosis affect my sex life?

6. How do birth control pills affect endometriosis?

7. Can endometriosis make it harder to have children?

8. If I'm having trouble getting pregnant, could fertility treatments help?

9. Can surgery stop my symptoms? Can surgery help me get pregnant?

9. Can endometriosis go away without drugs or surgery? Will it last my whole life?

10. How often do I need to see a doctor?

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on October 17, 2014

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