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Endometriosis Information

Relief from the Painful, Disruptive Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful condition, and may affect a woman’s ability to conceive children. At times, women may not even exhibit symptoms of this condition until further testing is done. Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows anywhere outside the uterus, typically on the ovaries or the fallopian tubes.

Over time, this tissue may scar and form adhesions to other organs, making it difficult for women to conceive. During the monthly menstrual period, the tissue outside the uterus swells and fills with blood, creating painful cramps and discomfort that is hard to ignore. Here at miVIP, we can help increase your chances of having children and provide you with relief from the pain and discomfort of endometriosis with a variety of treatment options.

The Prevalence of Endometriosis

Statistics suggest that anywhere from 6-10% of women in the reproductive age have endometriosis, and a smaller portion of that group may not even exhibit obvious symptoms of the condition. This condition is most common in women in their 30s and 40s, and may be hereditary in some women.

Women who hit puberty at an earlier age and begin menstruating younger may be more prone to endometriosis, along with those who have heavier, longer periods.

Endometriosis Causes

There are no specific causes of endometriosis, but it is believed that several things may have a factor in the development in certain women.

  • Disorders of the immune system
  • Implantation of surgical scars
  • Embryonic cell growth
  • Retrograde menstruation
  • Genetics

Our surgeons are here to provide a complete examination to determine if endometriosis is present and how advanced the condition is in every patient.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

If you are concerned that you may be suffering from endometriosis, watch for the following symptoms.

  • Infertility
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Painful urination
  • Extremely painful periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Constipation

These are just a few of the common symptoms of endometriosis, and a full examination by a doctor identifies any other serious symptoms.

Treatment Options from miVIP

Endometriosis may be treated with minimally invasive surgery by the doctors at miVIP. Depending on the severity of the condition, endometriosis is treated in several ways.

  • Endometriosis Resection – removal of adhesions causing pain
  • Conservative Surgery – removal of extra tissue, leaving the uterus and ovaries fairly intact
  • Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus, and possibly the ovaries and cervix

If you still wish to have children, your doctor may opt for other treatment options before performing a hysterectomy that leaves you without the ability to have children.

Long Term Prognosis with Treatment

Laparoscopy and hormone therapy may be used to minimize the symptoms of endometriosis, but there is no guarantee that the adhesions won’t recur. The only complete cure for endometriosis is a full hysterectomy.

Call Us Today

Call miVIP Las Vegas today at 877-956-2263 for more endometriosis information, including minimally invasive treatment options, with a doctor that understands the importance of women’s health care.

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