Do Women Get Endometriosis After Menopause?

Q:
Do women get endometriosis after menopause?

A:
Traditionally endometriosis is considered as a disease of the premenopausal years, but women after menopause still have a chance of getting it.

Specifically speaking, it is true that endometriosis becomes inactive after menopause, while cases of endometriosis can be found as well.

  • Although the reported situation is rare, post-menopausal endometriosis confers a risk of recurrence and malignant transformation.
  • In addition, scarring or enlarged cysts that developed from endometriosis may remain and cause symptoms.

More information can be found in the following research.

https://jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-1947-3-135

 

Keywords: endometriosis after menopause

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.