Theories on Endometriosis

by endosolu

Abstract

There are several theories as to how endometriosis develops, but the most widely accepted one is Sampson’s theory. First hypothesized in 1927, Sampson’s theory [1] states that three elements are required to cause endometriosis: retrograde menstruation, the presence of viable cells within the retrograde menstruation, and the implantation of these viable endometrial cells, which continue to grow and form peritoneal lesions.

In my opinion (and from observing hundreds of women)… retrograde menstruation is correct.. caused by an imbalance of the gut flora.. i.e. candida !

Extract below from… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Sampson

While endometriotic cysts had been described before – so by W.W.Russell in 1898 -, it was Sampson who studied the disease systematically, described the clinical manifestations, and contributed to our understanding by proposing, in 1921, that endometriosis – a term he coined – is a process produced by the escape of menstrual debris including endometrial tissue that escapes retrograde through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. This then leads to secondary reactions of inflammation, repair, and scar formation. His theory of ‘retrograde menstruation’ explains the typical distribution of endometriosis in the pelvis and why women with cervical or vaginal obstruction have a high incidence of endometriosis, it does not, however, provide an answer why some women have endometiosis after hysterectomy or in distant organs. Thus alternative theories have been developed, including the concept that endometriosis that starts in the pelvis de novo from stem cells. Even today, these and other theories coexist, as the cause of endometriosis remains a subject of debate.

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