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Can I get Pregnant with Endometriosis?

Women with endometriosis are frequently concerned over how their condition will affect their chances of conception. Many studies have been conducted and it is known that women with endometriosis will experience more difficulty beckoning pregnant than a woman without the condition. In fact, up to 20% of women will not become pregnant due to the endometriosis according to studies. The vast majority of women with endometriosis will be able to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term. However, there are women who simply will be unable to.

Women with endometriosis generally experience a higher miscarriage rate than women without the condition. However, surgery may be performed to help these women remove the excess tissues and help women become pregnant.

Those who have endometriosis who are interested in getting pregnant should continue to try. There are some ovulation drugs that can help including Clomid and others, but this is on advice from your doctor. When other factors are not present like male factors, irregular ovulation, or cervical factors

Some women have undergone surgery to reconstruct their female anatomy. As a result, these women have a higher chance of becoming pregnant.

It’s important to keep in mind that each woman is different and every case of endometriosis is not the same. Some people may experience significant pain with their endometriosis and have significant problems becoming pregnant while other women may have mild endometriosis and little to no problem becoming pregnant. Because of this it is recommended that each women see a gynecologist and determine the extent of the problem. In some cases, women with endometriosis are not able to become pregnant due to other factors, such as a male factor, that has nothing to do with their endometriosis. With a doctor’s care, knowing what course to follow is much easier.

  • http://www.zoealexanderuk.com/ Zoe Alexander

    I have a friend who suffers from endometriosis. She had an operation 3 years ago and she can’t get pregnant. She is going to adopt but still trying.

  • Cheryl

    its crazy i was told i have this and now i read i could be one of the 20% of woman who dont get pregnant im 30 yrs old and thats all i want is my own child not someone elses

  • Lauren

    Cheryl you don’t deserve your own child!!!! I was Adopted or according to you ” someone else’s child “. And I was given a beautiful life! I’m Glad God gave you this condition!!!

Last modified: February 10, 2013

The information provided here should not be considered medical advice. It is based on the average experience of women trying to conceive and may not be what you may be experiencing. It's not meant to be a replacement for any advice you may receive from your doctor. If you have any concerns about your cycle or our ability to get pregnant, we advise you to contact your doctor.