Endometriosis can cause discomfort for many women. The good news for those in and around the Greater Metro Orlando, Florida areas is that Premier Obstetrics & Gynecology offers the most advanced, most effective treatment options. At our practice, our goal is to ensure that patients find relief from their worst symptoms.
Endometriosis is a chronic disease in women which causes pain throughout the pelvis and abdomen. The discomfort is caused by the presence of endometrial tissue, or tissue which lines the uterus, in other areas of the body. It is generally found on the outer surface of the uterus, in the ligaments which support the uterus, the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and lining the pelvic and/or abdominal cavity. Occasionally, it is also found in the vagina, vulva, cervix, growing on the bladder and bowel, and in some instances within abdominal surgical scars. These growths become lesions which respond to the woman’s menstrual cycle. This means that as the tissues build up, break down, and are shed each month inside the uterus, the endometrial tissue outside the uterus will attempt to do the same. This tissue has no way of exiting the body. This can result in swelling, internal bleeding, and frequently pain. When the condition is especially severe it can also cause infertility, bowel issues, adhesions, and scar tissue development.
Women with endometriosis can also have:
There are several treatment options available which can help to lessen or eliminate symptoms. Some treatments include:
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