The exact cause of endometriosis cannot be pinpointed, but there are scenarios that provide the best possible medical explanation. The list below highlights some potential reasons why endometriosis may occur in your body.
Menstrual blood that contains endometrial cells can flow back to the body into the pelvic cavity. These foreign cells stick to the organ walls where they will grow and increase bleeding with each menstrual cycle.
“Induction Theory” of Peritoneal Cells:
The cells that line the abdomen can transform into endometrial cells. This can occur through hormone or immune system abnormalities.
Altered Embryonic Cells
During puberty, hormones can transform early staged embryonic cells into endometrial cells.
Endometrial cells may attach to the incision made to conduct a hysterectomy or C-section procedure.
Endometrial cells can find their way to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system.
Immune System Disorders
In the event that the body is unable to recognize endometrial tissue, the unwanted material is not naturally eliminated.