Endometriosis affects about 10% of reproductive-aged women. The condition occurs when the tissue of the endometrial lining is found outside of the uterine cavity, which can form cysts or cause scarring. Most common among women in their 30s and 40s, endometriosis can be frustrating, painful, and may make it harder to become pregnant. Although endometriosis is commonly associated with infertility, its causes are unclear. Studies indicate that a combination of factors may lead to this chronic condition and that women with endometriosis have lower pregnancy rates than women who do not suffer from the disease.
Endometriosis is an often painful condition that occurs when the tissue of the endometrial lining is found outside of the uterine cavity, which can form cysts or cause scarring.
Endometriosis affects about 10% of reproductive-aged women. Women with endometriosis have lower pregnancy rates than women who do not suffer from the disease.
Endometriosis can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms may appear to originate from alternative causes. The first step in the treatment journey is a physical and pelvic exam. At Kindbody, we provide a comprehensive review of your medical history and a diagnosis, and we ask for your personal reproductive goals so that we can help you evaluate treatment options. When required, Kindbody also offers imaging services using advanced technologies to diagnose endometriosis and identify the best path for treatment.
Surgery to see the endometrial cysts may also be used to confirm this diagnosis. Throughout the diagnosis process, our fertility specialists will work with you to customize a care plan that is focused on your individual needs.
It’s important to see a doctor if you are experiencing
- Pain during or after sex
- Pain during urination
- Pain with bowel movements
- Heavy bleeding during your period
- Irregular bleeding
And book an assessment with a fertility specialist if you are unable to become pregnant.
Endometriosis is most common among women in their 30s and 40s and can be frustrating and painful. The condition can also make conception more challenging.
You may be at higher risk if you started your period early, have short cycles (less than 27 days), your period lasts longer than 7 days, or endometriosis runs in your family. Some patients may also experience no symptoms with endometriosis, which makes regular gynecological exams even more essential for early detection.
Endometriosis can have a tremendous impact on a patient’s daily life. At Kindbody, we understand that addressing these physical and emotional challenges requires a personalized approach to care.
The condition can cause chronic pain, painful periods, pain with intercourse or bowel movements, heavy or irregular bleeding, and/or other symptoms.
Until endometriosis is better understood, only the symptoms, not the underlying causes, can be treated.
Management options include medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes including special attention to diet and exercise.
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