As women, it’s important to stay cognizant of everything that your body is feeling. If something seems off, it’s never a bad idea to come in for an appointment so a physician can provide a comprehensive examination to determine the root cause of any abnormal pain or discomfort.
What is Endometriosis
One condition our physicians will sometimes diagnose through these comprehensive exams is endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition that is characterized by the growth of normal endometrial cells outside of the endometrial cavity. This growth can occur anywhere in the pelvis but often affects ovaries, bowel, uterine surface, and the lining of the abdominal wall. This condition affects around 175 million women across the globe.
Endometriosis is characterized by the following symptoms:
- Extreme menstrual cramps
- Lower back pain
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during sex
- Fertility issues
- Cyclic pain that relates to your menstrual cycle
Treatment Options for Endometriosis
The first step to treating endometriosis is diagnosing it. If you’re experiencing symptoms your physician believes may be endometriosis pain, they will do a full exam and if required schedule an ultrasound, MRI, or CT scan of the abdomen area. If it is probable, they will do a laparoscopic examination where a small incision is made in the abdomen so a camera can be deployed in the area to see what’s going on.
Depending on the severity and location of your endometriosis, treatment options can include:
- Pain relievers to reduce inflammation and swelling
- Hormone treatments or birth control pills
- Laparoscopic surgery to remove growths
- Hysterectomy if severe
Schedule Your Appointment Today
You can never be too cautious when it comes to your health. If you believe you or a loved one may be suffering from endometriosis or a gynecological issue, call Mowery Women’s Clinic today at (785) 825-9024 to schedule your appointment. We will ensure you are well taken care of.
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