The lack of obvious symptoms can cloud diagnosis, lead to fertility problems.
By Beth Levine
Medically Reviewed by Kacy Church, MD
Endometriosis and Infertility: What’s the Connection?
According to the Endometriosis Foundation of America, fertility problems are the sixth fundamental symptom of endometriosis. It can cause these issues:
An Altered State of the Woman’s Immune System “This can create inflammatory reactions in the pelvis, which can be damaging to the ovaries or the follicles. It also affects the woman’s tolerance to allow an embryo to thrive in her body,” explains Dr. Liu.
Endometriosis on the Fallopian Tube This can prevent the transfer of the egg from the ovary to the uterus.
Chocolate Cyst Also called an endometrioma, this is a blood-filled cyst found in the ovaries, and can be toxic to the ovaries and reduce the numbers of good quality eggs.
Low Ovarian Reserve This means a diminished quantity and quality of eggs.
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