Have you recently begun to experience pain during your periods, intercourse, bowel movements, and urination? One possible cause of this is the condition known as endometriosis. At New York Medicine Doctors, our gynecologists are well versed in this condition. We’ll perform a full assessment to determine if you have developed endometriosis, and move forward with a treatment plan to manage your symptoms.

What Is Endometriosis?  

Those who have been diagnosed with endometriosis can attest to how painful it can be. This disorder occurs when tissue similar to the one that lines your uterine walls begins to grow outside of the uterus. When this takes place, cysts known as endometriomas can start to form. It can also lead to the surrounding tissue becoming irritated, leading to pain. The most common areas where endometriosis takes place includes the:

  • Ovaries.
  • Fallopian tubes.
  • The tissue lining your pelvis.

What Are The Symptoms To Watch For? 

It’s crucial that you begin to display the signs of endometriosis that you seek medical attention immediately. The sooner intervention occurs, the more likely you are to avoid severe damage. When you begin to notice any of the below symptoms, you shouldn’t hesitate to reach out to our team:

  • Painful periods.
  • Pain during or after sex.
  • Inability to complete bowel movements or urinate without pain.
  • Excessive bleeding in or between periods.

How Is Endometriosis Treated?

There are various ways that our team can work to treat endometriosis. The intervention methods utilized will directly be affected by the severity of your condition. Rest assured, our team will only choose what we believe will bring about the best results. Examples of what may be administered include:

  • Implementation of pain medication.
  • Hormonal contraceptives.
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists and antagonists.
  • Progestin therapy.
  • Aromatase therapy.
  • In extreme cases, surgery.