I am interested in learning if you think your endometriosis was caused by environmental causes or a genetic defect.
What do you lay the blame on?
Personally, I had normal uneventful periods at the start of puberty, and only got pain after being on and then going off of birth control pills. This was in the early '80's when the amount of synthetic estrogen was much higher than it is now. But my whole life changed with depression, painful periods, stomach disorders, and chemical sensitivities. I would get headaches from certain mascaras and eyeshadows and all of these syndromes have esculated through the years.
So my belief is my endometriosis was caused by overload of synthetic hormones that affected my immune system function and made me sensitive to environmental exposure.
At the same time I had been informed that I had a retroverted uterus and perhaps retrograde menstruation could also have been the cause.