This is an area we still do not know much about. Doctors are still convinced that endometriosis cannot occur after natural, surgical or pharmacologically-induced menopause, so this contributes to the continued lack of knowledge on the subject.
In December, 2009, Manisha Palep-Singh and Sujata Gupta published an article entitled “Endometriosis: associations with menopause, hormone replacement therapy and cancer“, but the information is not freely accessible on the web…yet…so all we have thus far from these researchers is a snippet:
“Endometriosis has well known associations with menopause both in terms of secondary outcomes from medical and surgical therapy in premenopausal women, as well as a natural occurrence/recurrence of the disease in women going through menopause naturally.”
Below is all we have to work with at the moment on the subject of menopause as it relates to endometriosis activity:
- Endometriosis at menopause, from Canadian Woman’s Health News, 2004
- The “Good News” About Endometriosis After Menopause, from Woman Links.com, 2007 (This article is totally self-contradictory)
- Harvard Study Examines Endometriosis Cases After Menopause, from Vita Beat, 2006
- Fact or Myth? “Endometriosis goes away at onset of menopause”.
- Does menopause cure endometriosis? -from Dr. David Redwine’s Endometriosis Treatment Program website.