What Increases Your Risk
of endometriosis is higher if:
- You are between
menopause (around age 50). After estrogen levels drop
at menopause, your risk disappears.
- Your mother or
sister has or had endometriosis. This makes it more likely you will have severe symptoms.
This risk seems to be passed on by the mother.
- Your menstrual
cycles are less than 28 days.
- Your menstrual flow is longer than 7
- You started menstruation before age 12.
- You have never been pregnant.
- Your uterus, cervix, or
vagina has an abnormal shape that blocks or slows menstrual flow.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 07, 2011
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