When women are experiencing the symptoms of endometriosis, they are often concerned about the pain that they experience on a regular basis. In fact, endometriosis can impact a woman’s overall quality of health. Anywhere between 3 to 10% of women are affected by endometriosis. By getting a proper diagnosis and discussing treatment options, women can find a solution to their condition and address the problems associated with it once and for all! The team at Columbus Women’s Care in Canal Winchester, OH is here to assist new and existing patients with their reproductive health.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition that impacts women. It is a condition during which the tissues that create the uterine lining present on other organs in the body. This condition is typically found in the abdominal or pelvic region, but it can actually develop anywhere in a woman’s body. Women who have endometriosis may experience some of the following symptoms:
- Painful intercourse
- Inability to get pregnant
- Painful periods
- Lower abdominal pain
However, some women with endometriosis may not report any symptoms at all, which is why a routine evaluation is necessary to monitor the development of this and other conditions of the body.
How is endometriosis diagnosed?
The only way a doctor can diagnose endometriosis is by performing a laparoscopy. This is a procedure where the doctor can evaluate the women’s abdominal area with a specialized scope and camera typically inserted through the belly button. If areas of tissue are found, a sample is taken and tested to determine a case of endometriosis. Sometimes endometriosis is discovered during other surgeries, such as elective sterilization or surgery for the treatment of infertility. Women of all reproductive ages are at risk of developing endometriosis, including young girls and teenagers who have started menstruating.
How is endometriosis treated?
In most situations, women with endometriosis will use prescription pain medications to relief them of the pain associated with this condition. Additionally, women who have more serious cases of this condition may decide to treat endometriosis with surgery. Surgery can improve the pain associated with the condition, as well as help women to become pregnant.
Columbus Women’s Care offers solutions for patients who have been diagnosed with endometriosis
Endometriosis doesn’t have to impact your day-to-day life. If you live in the area of Canal Winchester, OH and are interested in finding out more about this condition and treatment options, we encourage you to book a consultation visit and evaluation with our team. The practice can be reached at (614) 755-4200 and is located at 7901 Diley Road, Suite 205/260. New patients are welcome to our practice for comprehensive women’s care.