Endometriosis: Here’s How it Develops

Endometriosis is perplexing to the medical world, we have a lot of theories, and some proof, but mostly we have to surmise how you the individual patient comes to a disease like endometriosis: but in summary: Here’s How Endometriosis Happens To A Woman

  • It is a disease of lining tissue of the uterus appearing in other locations in the body, usually the pelvis, fallopian tubes, or ovaries
  • The lining tissue gets access to the pelvis and inner organs during a menstrual period as the tissue shedding from the lining bleeds out the fallopian tubes as well as the cervix
  • Other women may have their pelvic tissue lining spontaneously convert from it’s natural state to implants of endometriosis
  • You most likely have an impaired immune system, as everyone who has a period will have bleeding of lining tissue into the pelvis, but only 1/10 women will have endometriosis as a consequence.
  • In some cases endometriosis occurs during fetal life when uterine lining tissue got misplaced as the uterus and vagina were undergoing original development
  • Once you have any endometriosis the tissue can move through the blood stream and lymph channels to get to distant locations like the bowel, the lungs, or other distant locations
  • Then hormones get disordered as the endometriosis tissue can influence the ways estrogen and progesterone bind to tissue. Estrogen is activated, and the body gets relatively resistant to progesterone


Suzanne Trupin, MD, Board Certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist and owner of Women's Health Practice, Hada Cosmetic Medicine, and Hatha Yoga and Fitness

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