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Minerva Ginecologica 2018 April;70(2):171-7

DOI: 10.23736/S0026-4784.17.04125-9

Copyright © 2017 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Does endometriosis influence the age of menopause?

Jessica OTTOLINA 1 , Ludovica BARTIROMO 1, Paola VIGANÒ 2, Sofia MAKIEVA 2, Matteo SCHIMBERNI 1, Massimo CANDIANI 1

1 Department of Gynecology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy; 2 Division of Genetics and Cell Biology, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy


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Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease affecting 7-10% of women throughout their reproductive life. Few data are available regarding the age at menopause of women affected by this disease. Most of the available evidence, although scanty, would indicate that both ovarian surgery for endometriomas and endometriosis per se appear to influence age at menopause. Other factors might interfere with the age at menopause of women affected by endometriosis. The purpose of this review was to examine the age at menopause in women with a history of endometriosis and to identify factors that might affect the timing of menopause.


KEY WORDS: Endometriosis - Menopause - Surgery - Ovarian reserve - Ascitic fluid

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