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Can I get pregnant if I have endometriosis?

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You want to have a child, but you have endometriosis. Can you get pregnant? The short answer is yes, but it might be difficult.

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, and it’s the leading cause of infertility. It affects about 5 million women in the United States, many in their 30s and 40s. Nearly 2 of every 5 women who can’t get pregnant have it.

There are treatment options, but each has different rates of success.

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Endometriosis.”

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Endometriosis.”

Endometriosis.org: “Fertility Treatments.”

Endometriosis Institute: “Treatment of Infertility.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Endometriosis.”

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Endometriosis.”

Endometriosis.org: “Fertility Treatments.”

Endometriosis Institute: “Treatment of Infertility.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on October 21, 2018

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