Endometriosis Care and Treatment at MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists
Approximately 1 out of 10 women suffer from endometriosis. This chronic condition affecting women is characterized by displaced endometrial tissues growing outside of the uterus. It appears in the bowels, pelvic cavity, or behind the uterus. Scientific infertility articles show that 4 out of 5 women with a background of infertility are likely to suffer from endometriosis.
At times endometriosis can be incorrectly treated due to being misdiagnosed or even go unrecognized. However, the good news is that with years of experience of our gynecologists, endometriosis in Boynton Beach is carefully looked into and our patients receive the best care and treatment results. To connect with us at My Doc Women’s Health Specialists call our office or book an online appointment for more information and consultations.
Causes of Endometriosis
Endometriosis occurs as a lining of endometrial tissues outside the uterus that breaks down at every menstrual cycle. They appear like growths, also called lesions or implants, that respond to change in hormones, thus respond to the cycles. There is a relation between endometriosis and genetics whereby when coded endometrial tissue genes differ in operation, they trigger endometriosis estrogen sensitivity, causing the body to produce high amounts of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are lipids produced when tissues are damaged and are responsible for inflammation of the abdominal cavity. They cause scarring, pain, infertility, and adhesions. Other causes can be pelvic surgeries like caesarian section, immune system affections by disorders, and backflow of menstrual fluids to the pelvic cavity.
Possible Places for Endometriosis Occurring
Endometriosis lesions commonly grow on organs like the bladder, bowels, and pelvic cavity. Mostly they implant on fallopian tubes, ovaries, regions around reproductive organs, and supportive ligaments to the uterus.
Diagnosis of Endometriosis
Our health practitioners will conduct a pelvic and physical exam after reviewing your medical background. With the help of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, or more preferably, laparoscopy, the care providers can confirm endometriosis diagnosis.
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms are rarely experienced save for pain that is common to all women. Those who have symptoms may experience pelvic pain before menstruation that reduces as the menses ends, pain during or after sex (dyspareunia), chronic pain in the intestines and lower abdomen, nausea or bloating, infertility, fatigue, diarrhea or constipation, and irregular or heavy bleeding between periods.
Treatment and Management
After a close discussion with our health care providers and an analysis of your situation, you will be scheduled for the best symptom management and treatment plan.
Pain is the most common symptom, so prescriptions for pain relievers like Tylenol to opioids that alternate brain perception of pain are common.
Hormonal treatment controls the level of hormones in the body, thus regulating the symptoms by slowing the disease progression. Hormonal-based treatments are birth controls that give women shorter and lighter menstrual cycles. The endometriosis returns when the treatment stops, thus enabling the ability for pregnancy.
Laparoscopy surgery to remove implants is recommended as the last option if other treatments failed to deliver relief or if your symptoms are severe.
In conclusion, to be certain of your health status regarding the above symptoms or to better understand more about endometriosis, book an appointment with MyDoc Women’s Health Specialists today.