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Health Tip: Are You More Likely to Develop Endometriosis?

Posted Jul 02 2010 10:00am

Here are factors that may increase your risk

(HealthDay News) -- Endometriosis occurs when uterine tissue grows outside of a woman's uterus.

The National Women's Health Information Center says the following factors may increase a woman's risk of developing endometriosis:

  • Not having any children.
  • Having menstrual periods of longer than seven days.
  • Having menstrual cycles of 27 days or shorter.
  • Having someone in the family who has had endometriosis.
  • Having a health condition that affects the ability to menstruate normally.
  • Having had a pelvic infection that caused cell damage.

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