Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 out of 10 women worldwide. Endometriosis is a disease in which the endometrium (the tissue that lines the uterus or womb) grows outside the uterus and onto other organs or structures in the body.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Painful menstrual cramps, in many cases worsening over time

Intestinal pain

Fatigue

Bloating, diarrhea, or constipation

Spotting between menstrual periods

Pain during or after sex

Treatment for Endometriosis

While there is no current cure for endometriosis there are many treatments options available for the pain and infertility it can cause. Birchwood Women’s Health can help you decide which option is best for you. The treatment plan can depend on your symptoms, age and plans for children.

Pain Medication:  For women who experience mild symptoms over the counter pain medicines such as ibuprofen may help, but not in all cases.

Hormone Treatment:  Hormone treatment can work well on women who are not actively trying to become pregnant and who have small growths.  Examples of hormone treatments that can be used range from birth controls bills to antagonists and progestins. There are also other options available that we can talk to you about in our office.

Surgery: If you have severe endometriosis surgery is usually your best choice  The surgeries range from a minor laproscopic procedure used remove growths and scar tissue to a hysterectomy in which the whole uterus is removed to ensure that endometriosis will not return.

Birchwood Women’s Health is here to help you cope with and treat your endometriosis. Call today to set up an appointment!