Endometriosis is a prevalent cause of pelvic pain, frequently resulting in infertility. Dr. Ulas Bozdogan, endometriosis expert at the Advanced Endometriosis Center in New York City, NY, and Hackensack, NJ, employs sophisticated treatment strategies for women struggling with endometriosis. Patients can benefit from symptom relief and enjoy enhanced general health and wellbeing at the practice, ranging from noninvasive to minimally-invasive procedures. To determine the right treatment for you, arrange a consultation with an endometriosis specialist in New Jersey through mobile or book online.
What Is The Meaning Of Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a debilitating health condition that develops whenever tissue (endometrium) that usually lines the uterus grows outside of it. In most cases, it grows outside the uterus, intestine, fallopian tubes, or ovaries.
Less often, these tissue growths, sometimes known as ‘implants,’ can extend outside of the abdominal region. Implants come in various sizes and may produce various symptoms based on their position and how huge they are. Thus, implant sizes and growth rates differ from person to person and frequently change with fluctuation in hormone levels. Endometriosis develops exclusively during the reproductive years, with implant growth ceasing following menopause.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Endometriosis?
Mild forms of endometriosis could go undetected for years, and some women might not even recognize they have it till they experience trouble conceiving. Nonetheless, in other women, symptoms may entail:
- Pelvic pain
- Irregular periods, including spotting between menses
- Low back pain before or during menses
- Serious cramping before or during menses
- Painful intercourse or that results in vaginal bleeding
- Blood in the urine or bowels
- Abnormal pain during bowel movements
For most women, symptoms worsen during their menses.
The seriousness of your endometriosis pain is not always a reliable measure of the severity of your condition. Mild forms of endometriosis may cause considerable discomfort for some, whereas advanced cases may cause zero pain to others.
The conditions that might be confused for endometriosis include ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and pelvic inflammatory disease. Endometriosis and IBS can develop simultaneously, rendering identification of either condition more challenging.
If you think you might have endometriosis, reach out to Dr. Bozdogan to discuss your symptoms. Endometriosis can be difficult to treat, and getting an early diagnosis enhances your possibility of successful treatment.
What Are The Endometriosis Therapies Available?
Although there is no treatment for endometriosis at this time, there are ways to manage the problem. Endometriosis therapy depends on the seriousness of the symptoms and other factors.
Hormone replacement treatment can help some women get rid of their symptoms and reduce their implants. Your doctor may consider solutions to infertility, such as IVF, as well as pain management with medication.
Numerous women find that getting their implants eliminated relieves their symptoms. In numerous circumstances, robot-assisted surgery with the cutting-edge da Vinci surgical robot system or minimally invasive procedures can be used to remove the tumor.
Implants may reoccur in some women after they are removed. Therefore, regular clinical visits are necessary to manage symptoms, particularly in women who wish to conceive.
Whether you have been diagnosed or not, any symptom that indicates you may have endometriosis requires specialized attention. At the Advanced Endometriosis Center, you will find a specialist who spends time understanding your concerns and designing a care plan that meets your unique needs. Call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment.