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Does endometriosis stop with menopause?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Yes, endometriosis often stops with menopause. This may be due to the fact that the endometrial tissue is no longer being irritated through menstruation. Endometriosis also stops temporarily during pregnancy, possibly for this same reason.

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