Our specialists are experts in addressing both the physical and emotional challenges that can affect women with endometriosis. While endometriosis can be a debilitating condition for women, it is not life-threatening.
We have a multitude of options available to treat pain associated with endometriosis. Surgical options can remove endometriosis while medical therapies can often stop the progression of the disease, cause it to regress, and alleviate the pain.
Endometriosis is also a known cause of infertility. There are medications, surgical procedures, and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) available to assist you in becoming pregnant. These therapies are well established and highly effective.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can be draining on you, your friends, co-workers, and family members. Often women describe a loss of control as endometriosis may disrupt daily activities, and may force time off from work, missing social occasions, or interfering with your ability to interact with family members in a positive way. Chronic pain can lead to sleeplessness and irritability. In addition to the physical discomfort, you may experience one of the following:
- Poor body image
- Lack of self-esteem
- Loss of sex drive
Our physicians are here to help you manage and treat this condition. We also offer psychological support and can point you toward professional groups that have information available on endometriosis. We encourage you to find as much information as possible about endometriosis so you are in a better position to make decisions in the diagnosis and treatment of your disease. For additional information on endometriosis, visit the Endometriosis Association at www.endometriosisassn.org.