What causes acute exacerbations of endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Acute exacerbations are believed to be caused by chemical peritonitis due to leakage of old blood from an endometriotic cyst. With conscious laparoscopic pain mapping, painful lesions were found to involve peripheral spinal nerves rather than autonomic nerves. [42]


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