How are Fibromyalgia and Endometriosis linked?
According to a 2002 research, women diagnosed with endometriosis have a twofold chances of having fibromyalgia and over a hundred-fold chances of having CFS. They are also more susceptible to allergies and skin conditions like eczema, both associated conditions to fibromyalgia. In fact, the study showed that women with both fibromyalgia and endometriosis have 88% chance of having allergies. The study suggest a strong connection between fibromyalgia and endometriosis. It also links endometriosis with other autoimmune diseases and CFS. The study suggests that physicians should be aware of the likelihood of endometriosis in fibromyalgia and the mentioned disorders.
Another more recent study investigating fibromyalgia and endometriosis found supporting evidence of the higher fibromyalgia prevalence in endometriosis. The 2019 study also made other interesting findings. This research conducted a data analysis of above 2 million people from a healthcare plan in Israel.