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Ten Things Linked to Endometriosis You Have Never Heard of

Your gyno looks to the fact that you have had pelvic pain, difficulty getting pregnant, or menstrual cramps. New research has confirmed the genetic links we all suspected were a cause of endometriosis. But research shows correlation between these physical signs and endometriosis:

  1. Early onset of your first period. You will have more periods than women who begin their cycles late, so you have more chances for menstrual blood implants in your pelvis.
  2. Very short cycles (close together periods), again, this endometriosis risk is directly related to the number of days of bleeding you will have each year.
  3. Heavy periods, means that you will shed more lining tissue, and this in turn increases endometriosis risk.
  4. Heavier levels of alcohol consumption, probably due to levels of inflammation in your body which makes you less likely to be able to fight off endometriosis.
  5. Being very thin, again, too thin is as risky as too heavy with respect to inflammation, and thin women are less likely to be fertile, see number 8 also!
  6. Having many freckles and moles, specifically a link with melanoma as well as these moles
  7. Not exercising much. Essentially exercise is protective against endometriosis.
  8. Not ever having children.
  9. Sensitivity to sun: those who burn easily are more likely to have endometriosis.
  10. There is a genetic link, if you have family members with endometriosis, you are more likely to have endometriosis diagnosed. What’s more twins are slightly more likely to get endometriosis as well.
  11. The newest link: pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), particularly in those with infection of uterine lining

Ultimately testing has to be done to confirm whether you have endometriosis, if you have questions, come in to discuss.



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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