Endometriosis Risk Factors

More than 50 percent of women suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is most common in women in their 30s and 40s, but can occur any time in women who menstruate.

What can raise my chances of Endometriosis?

You might be more likely to get endometriosis if you have:

  • Never had Children
  • Menstrual periods that last more than seven days
  • Short menstrual cycles (27 days or less)
  • A family member (mother, aunt, sister) with endometriosis
  • A health problem that prevents the normal passage of menstrual blood flow
  • Damage to cells in the pelvis from an infection

Because certain GYN cancers may occur at higher rate among women with endometriosis, it is imperative that you talk to your doctor if you are experiencing any symptoms or risk factors related to endometriosis.