Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

Can I get pregnant if I have endometriosis?

Dr. Heather Hilkowitz talks about endometriosis and pregnancy. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Women with endometriosis can get pregnant, but may find it harder to conceive, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s HealthOff Site Icon. Endometriosis affects about one-half of women with infertility, according to the HHS.

There are different levels of endometriosis, and the severity of your condition may affect your ability to become pregnant, according to the American Society for Reproductive MedicineOff Site Icon. Fortunately, there are treatment options and procedures available for more advanced cases of endometriosis that may increase your chances of becoming pregnant, according to the ASRM.

For more information about fertility and endometriosis, talk to your doctor.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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