Modern OBGYN Care
Obstetricians & Gynecologists located in Miramar, FL, seeing patients from Weston, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, & Davie, FL
If you experience painful periods, abnormal bleeding, or infertility, endometriosis might be to blame. At Modern OBGYN Care in Miramar, Florida, Miguel Torres, MD, Marcela Torres, MD, and their highly trained team can diagnose and treat endometriosis to restore fertility and reduce the risk of complications. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.
Endometriosis Q & A
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is an often-painful women’s health condition in which tissue that’s supposed to grow inside your uterus grows outside of it. This tissue might appear on your fallopian tubes, ovaries, or pelvic lining. When left untreated, endometriosis can cause severe pain or fertility problems. Seek treatment with Modern OBGYN Care at the first sign of endometriosis.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
Common signs and symptoms linked with endometriosis include:
- Pain with sexual intercourse
- Painful periods
- Pain with urination
- Pain with bowel movements
- Nausea with periods
- Excessive bleeding
In addition to experiencing infertility with endometriosis, your risk of ovarian cancer may also increase.
What are the risk factors for endometriosis?
Common risk factors associated with endometriosis include:
- Starting menstrual periods at an early age
- Never giving birth
- Short menstrual cycles of less than 27 days
- Heavy menstrual periods longer than seven days
- Beginning menopause at an older age
- Low body mass index (BMI)
- High levels of estrogen
- Family history of endometriosis
- Reproductive tract disorders
- Certain medical conditions
If you experience symptoms of endometriosis, especially if you’re at risk of developing it, see the Modern OBGYN Care team for an evaluation.
How does my doctor diagnose endometriosis?
To find out if you have endometriosis and develop an effective treatment, the team at Modern OBGYN Care discusses symptoms you may have and your medical history. They complete a physical examination, including a pelvic exam, to feel for abnormal areas of your pelvis. Your specialist could recommend an ultrasound, MRI, or laparoscopy to make a final diagnosis.
What are the treatments for endometriosis?
Common treatments for endometriosis include:
Taking certain medications can reduce discomfort associated with endometriosis symptoms.
Hormone therapy is another way to alleviate unpleasant symptoms that result because of endometriosis.
Surgery can remove displaced uterine tissue to reduce endometriosis symptoms and preserve your ovaries and uterus.
Modern OBGYN Care offers infertility treatments that increase your chance of conceiving if you struggle to get pregnant because of endometriosis.
To learn more about endometriosis, call the Modern OBGYN Care office or schedule an appointment online today.
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