Health Tip: Am I at Risk for Endometriosis?

(HealthDay News) -- Endometriosis occurs in women when endometrial tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Pelvic pain during menstruation is a common symptom.

The womenshealth.gov website says risk factors for endometriosis include:

  • Never having had a child.

  • Having a menstrual period of longer than seven days.

  • Having a menstrual cycle of fewer than 27 days.

  • Having a close family member who has had endometriosis.

  • Having a health condition affecting the normal flow of menstrual blood.

  • Having had an infection that damaged cells in the pelvis.

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