Over six million U.S. females suffer from endometriosis, a condition which results from the growth and collection of extra tissue around the inside lining of the uterus. The condition can cause intense pelvic discomfort, painful periods, excessive bleeding, cysts, and heighten risks for developing ovarian cancer.
For those hoping to become pregnant, endometriosis can present serious obstacles by obstructing the process by which fertilization occurs. In spite of these potential complications, your healthcare provider can help to guide you through a healthy pregnancy with proper evaluation and preventative techniques.
With our gynecology services, endometriosis can be detected through a pelvic exam, ultrasound imaging or laparoscopic procedure. Once diagnosed, endometriosis may be treated through the use of medications, hormone therapies, minimally invasive surgery or hysterectomy.
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment or for more information about endometriosis.