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Unformatted text preview: include anxiety and depression. Causes The exact cause of endometriosis is unknown but factors that may contribute include:- Retrograde menstruation where fragments of the endometrium pass up the urethral tubes and implant Genetic factors Women who have a close relative with endometriosis are 6-9x more likely to develop the condition themselves Abnormal reproductive tract development endometrial tissue may develop sat sites away from the lining of the uterus from when the reproductive organs were forming in the foetus Transplantation endometrial cells are transplanted in intra-abdominal surgery and can even be found in surgical sites and scars Research shows there are a number of risk factors, these include:- Heavy, frequent periods Early age of menarche < 13 Over 25 years of age Being nulliparous Drinking more than 300mg of coffee a day Low exercise levels Having irregular menses Using oral contraceptive...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10