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Endometriosis is linked to greater risk of complications in pregnancy and birth, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3252 (Published 16 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3252
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1The BMJ

Women with endometriosis have a higher risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, a large cohort study in Scotland has found. Women with the condition who maintain a pregnancy for more than 24 weeks face further risks, including a higher risk of placenta praevia, bleeding before and after birth, and caesarean section.

To evaluate pregnancy outcomes researchers used discharge data from all NHS hospitals in Scotland and linked records of women …

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