Symptoms for Endometriosis include:
- Pain with intercourse
- Pain during and before a woman’s menstrual cycle
- Pain when going to the bathroom
- Extreme fatigue
Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects the uterus. Over 6 million women and girls in the United States, alone, suffer from this painful disease. Under normal circumstances there is a lining inside the uterus called endometrium. In endometriosis, this lining or tissue grows outside the uterus. It can sometimes be found on the ovaries, on the fallopian tubes, on the bladder, in the vagina, and in other parts of the body.
This tissue forms lesions that begin to formulate with a woman’s period. It begins to build up and then causes internal bleeding, since it doesn’t have any way of being eliminated from the body like a menstrual flow does. It can cause inflammation, pain, the build up of scar tissue, bowel issues, and infertility.
Endometriosis and Treatment
Dr. Tom Harman at Partners In Women’s Health Care can diagnose endometriosis and help you with a comprehensive treatment plan. There are different treatment options depending on the various factors relating to your individual situation. Dr. Harman is skilled in the use of laparoscopy for endometriosis, a conservative outpatient surgery that can remove the lesions and relieve the pain. In some, but not all cases, it may also allow pregnancy to occur.
Don’t let symptoms for endometriosis go untreated. Contact Partners In Women’s Healthcare for an appointment with Dr. Harman to discuss how to endometriosis and treatment can improve your quality of life.