Gynecologic Health

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

What health problems can result from endometriosis?

Dr. Heather Hilkowitz discusses other health problems that can arise because of endometriosis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Endometriosis growths are not cancerous, but they can cause other health problems, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s HealthOff Site Icon. Endometriosis occurs when tissue inside the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue hemorrhages during the menstrual cycle and becomes trapped, causing swelling and pain, and the growths may continue to expand to other areas, according to HHS.

Studies have shown a link between endometriosis and other health problems, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon. These include:

  • Immune disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Skin conditions
  • Endocrine diseases

For more information health problems associated with endometriosis, talk with your physician.

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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