Endometriosis is traditionally considered a condition that affects women, characterized by the growth of tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus, but found outside the uterus. It’s known for causing pelvic pain, especially associated with menstruation, as well as other symptoms like infertility. Given that endometriosis is linked with menstrual cycles, the question arises: Can men get endometriosis?

Understanding Endometriosis in Men

The occurrence of endometriosis in men is exceedingly rare, but there have been documented cases. These instances are so uncommon that they are considered medical anomalies, often discovered accidentally during surgeries or autopsies.

How Can Endometriosis Develop in Men?

In men, endometriosis has been reported in patients undergoing estrogen therapy for conditions such as prostate cancer. Estrogen therapy increases the levels of estrogen in the body, which may contribute to the development of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus.

Documented Cases

Documented cases of endometriosis in men are few and often involve patients who have undergone long-term estrogen therapy. In these cases, endometrial-like tissue was found in areas such as the bladder, urinary tract, and abdominal wall. Symptoms can vary but may include pelvic or abdominal pain and difficulties related to the affected area.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Due to its rarity, diagnosing endometriosis in men can be challenging and often occurs unintentionally during procedures for other conditions. Treatment typically involves surgical removal of the endometrial-like tissue and discontinuation or adjustment of estrogen therapy if applicable.


While theoretically possible, the occurrence of endometriosis in men is extremely rare and usually associated with hormonal treatments that alter estrogen levels. Understanding this helps demystify one of the many questions surrounding endometriosis and emphasizes the complexity of this condition. For both men and women, awareness and research into endometriosis are crucial for advancing treatment and support for those affected by this condition.

Take Charge of Your Health

We encourage you to take an active role in your health. If you’re experiencing symptoms of endometriosis, don’t hesitate to reach out. Let us help you take the first step towards a life free from endometriosis pain.


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