Can endometriosis reoccur after a total hysterectomy?

Had a partial hysterectomy leaving one tube and ovary when I was 26. 2 years later, it came back ten fold on my remaining tube and ovary so I had an Oophorectomy done, 2 laparoscopies and 12 years later, I am still having symptoms possibly from the effects of the surgeries…is it possible to have endometriosis again?


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  • Kimberli Davino moderator
    2 months ago

    It is very possible. Endometriosis is a tricky illness. Many options to help with endometriosis, do just that, help. But they do not completely cure it. For many women, hysterectomies relieve SO much pain. For some, pain and symptoms may not come back for years- if at all. For many others, it is a short lived fix. And a few weeks or months, the symptoms and pain are back.

  • Kimberli Davino moderator
    2 months ago

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  • Endo Warrior moderator
    3 months ago

    It depends on the surgery. If the surgeon removed all endometriosis as well as your womb and ovaries, then the likelihood of it returning is quite slim. But if there is any endometriosis left on your other organs, then it can recur, especially if you take HRT following your hysterectomy.

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