Endometriosis is a Pain!

Endometriosis is a Pain!

Did you know that endometriosis affects nearly 10% of reproductive age females in the world? Endometriosis is a chronic disease that involves the endometrium growing outside of the uterus. While chronic pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis, there are other disruptions that can make this condition “a pain” to deal with, including bowel dysfunction, scar tissue formation and infertility. Unfortunately, endometriosis does not have a cure, but there are treatment options to control the pain and other symptoms. At North Pointe OB/GYN, we offer effective and innovative therapies to help manage and relieve endometriosis pain.

What Is Endometriosis?

The uterus lining, or endometrium, should stay contained in the uterus. In the case of endometriosis, this specialized tissue can grow in other areas of the body, but still in the reproductive area. This tissue can appear on the fallopian tubes, vaginal area, ovaries and even outside the pelvis area. Endometrium tissue responds to hormonal fluctuations normal in the menstruation cycle by increasing and then eventually breaking down and shedding. When endometrium lesions are outside of the uterus, the shed material can cause inflammation and pain during the menstrual cycle and throughout the month.

Relieving Endometriosis Pain

There are multiple treatments that can be used to control endometriosis pain and symptoms. Controlling the hormones that stimulate the endometrium to enlarge or shed is one of the most common methods for reducing endometriosis pain. Surgery is an option but rarely recommended, as there are less invasive treatment options that are typically effective in managing endometriosis pain.

Have you recently been diagnosed with endometriosis or think you may have this condition? If you want to explore treatment for chronic pain associated with endometriosis, contact our team at North Point OB/GYN in Cumming. We can provide a personalized treatment plan to control your pain and improve your overall wellness as a woman.

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