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How does endometriosis change with age?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

With time, endometriosis can cause permanent damage to your reproductive system so it is best to speak with your doctor promptly. The longer your endometriosis goes untreated, the worse it becomes. However, if you are taking medications that deter or discontinue your periods, you may be able to halt the destructive symptoms of endometriosis. Once you go through menopause, your endometriosis should stop entirely, although in rare cases it may continue. Furthermore, physical damage from endometriosis (scar tissue and adhesions) may cause continuing symptoms.

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