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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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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, Endometrium, Uterus, endometrial tissue, Endometriosis Endometriosis