Who usually gets endometriosis?

About five million women in the United States have endometriosis. This makes it one of the most common health problems for women.

  • In general, women with endometriosis:
  • get their monthly period
  • are 27-years-old on average
  • have symptoms for two to five years before finding out they have the disease

Women who have gone through menopause (when a woman stops having her period) rarely still have symptoms.