How does endometriosis affect your patient’s fertility?

It is estimated that the percentage of women of reproductive age with endometriosis is 10-15%.

However, in a population of women dealing with infertility, this proportion jumps to between 25% and 40%. We, therefore, believe that part of a responsible work-up of patients presenting with infertility is an assessment of the possibility of her having endometriosis. Common symptoms such as dysmenorrhoea and dyspareunia are indicative of a potential problem but their absence does not rule out the diagnosis.