Under normal circumstances, the tissue that lines your uterus prepares itself each month to receive a fertilized egg. When and if the egg doesn’t arrive, the tissue sheds itself out, culminating your menstrual cycle. With endometriosis, this tissue grows outside your uterus,
often draping itself over:
The main problem is that this tissue acts as it normally would inside your uterus, thickening for a potential pregnancy, but when it comes time to shed out, it has nowhere to go. As a result, adhesions may form on your reproductive organs that cause pain and interfere with conception.
Since the exact cause of endometriosis remains somewhat of a mystery, there’s no single cure for the condition. Treatment includes:
Our physicians can treat your endometriosis with a minimally invasive surgery to remove some of the adhesions in your reproductive system that may be interfering with your fertility.
If endometriosis is a concern and is affecting your quality of life, please call our office or book an appointment online.
The primary signs that endometriosis is present include:
The only way to properly identify the underlying cause of your symptoms is to undergo a thorough pelvic examinations, which is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, including ultrasound and laparoscopy.