Endometriosis is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus. It is a painful chronic disease that is estimated to affect 10% of women of all ages and backgrounds during their reproductive years.
While some women do not show any indications of the disease, many experience the following symptoms:
- Difficulty conceiving
- Discomfort during intercourse
- Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
- Severe cramps and pelvic pain (dysmenorrhea)
- Lower abdomen pain/painful bowel movements
- Vaginal Bleeding between periods (menometrorrhagia)
Endometriosis Treatment Options
At Women’s Health Connecticut, your ObGyn can help determine if you have endometriosis and develop a plan for treatment that’s best for you. After reviewing your medical history and completing any necessary testing, your physician will counsel you on next steps and may provide additional referral sources. Treatment will depend on the severity of the disease and may include medication, hormone therapy, surgery, or a combination of all three.