Does endometriosis stop with menopause?

Symptoms of endometriosis usually stop with menopause, but not always. Occasionally, endometriosis is even diagnosed after menopause. The reasons for this are largely unknown.
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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Are you one of seven million women in the United States with endometriosis? If so, you may also be struggling with infertility. Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder characterized by pelvic pain, inflammation and vaginal ...

bleeding. This painful condition can affect any female of menstruating age, although it is more likely to run in families. If you experience abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain, talk to your doctor. While there is no known cause, and no known cure for endometriosis, treatments do exist, including medications and surgery to reduce symptoms and restore fertility.

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