While we don’t yet know what causes endometriosis, research has shown that someone is likely to have the disease if their genetic mother or sibling has the disease.
A pie chart showing that 72.8% of endometriosis patients have a relative with endometriosis
72.8% of endometriosis patients who responded to our survey have at least one relative with endometriosis.
When we asked endometriosis patients “Do you have a relative with endometriosis?” 72.8% of respondents said yes. 15.4% said that either their mother or sister had endometriosis and a further 57.4% said that another relative had endometriosis.