What is Endometriosis?
The aches and pains that accompany endometriosis can take a toll on your well-being and feminine health. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium (tissue that normally lines the interior of the uterus) grows on the exterior of the uterus. The pain you feel is this trapped endometrial tissue that has nowhere to go during menses. This excess tissue is also more conducive to the development of cysts, scar tissue, and adhesions on or around your ovaries.
While there is no cure for endometriosis, our board-certified gynecologist can diagnose and treat the symptoms of it. Endometriosis may be caused by hormonal imbalances, not removing the ovaries in a partial hysterectomy, childbirth via cesarean section, and other medical conditions. To learn more about treatment options that can help you feel better with less endometrial pain, come visit us at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX.
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What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis?
Endometriosis can present as many distinct symptoms. Commonly, endometriosis symptoms can include:
- Moderate to severe pelvic pain
- Trouble getting pregnant or infertility
- Lower back pain
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Painful sexual intercourse
Our Nonsurgical Treatments
The severity of endometriosis determines your eligibility for specific nonsurgical treatments, for example:
We can deter the growth of endometrial tissue with hormone-balancing therapies, such as birth control pills, hormonal patches, and intrauterine devices to ease your symptoms.
- Endometrial ablation
Endometrial ablation is an effective, hormone-free treatment designed to eliminate or greatly reduce heavy periods and endometriosis. Endometrial ablation is an in-office procedure that typically takes about eight minutes to perform for women who wish to avoid hormonal therapy or hysterectomy.
Our Surgical Treatments
Dr. Huertas performs the following surgical options in a hospital or accredited surgical center with patients under general anesthesia:
- Removing endometrial tissue
Dr. Huertas can surgically remove endometrial tissue while keeping the uterus and ovaries intact.
When other treatments have not successfully treated your endometriosis, a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus and cervix) may be the best option.
Managing Your Endometriosis Pain
Our team at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX can help you manage endometriosis. After a comprehensive diagnosis, Dr. Huertas can offer you several treatment options to help alleviate the symptoms of endometriosis. Even though there is no cure for endometriosis, treatment can often provide significant pain relief. We're here to guide you through treatment so that you can live a healthier life. Call to schedule an appointment today.