Endometriosis is a disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue in other locations outside the uterine cavity. Although the causes of endometriosis are not fully understood, some factors that may increase the risk of endometriosis have been proposed:
- Early menarche.
- Late menopause.
- Short menstrual cycles.
- Delayed menstruation.
- Prolonged menstruation.
In addition, having first-degree relatives with endometriosis, not having been pregnant and a low body mass index would also be among these factors that increase the risk of endometriosis.
Read the full article on: What are the possible causes of endometriosis? ( 66).
By Elena Santiago Romero M.D. (gynecologist), Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 11/17/2021