Endometriosis – which typically occurs in the ovaries, bowel or pelvic tissue – can be very painful, especially during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Dr. Unterseher your ObGyn Chico reports that the pain connected with endometriosis is usually greater than the pain that accompanies a normal period and it worsens as time goes by.
With endometriosis, the tissue that should be lining the inner side of a woman’s uterus has grown on the outside, often affecting a woman’s ability to get pregnant. Fortunately, a number of safe and effective treatments are available at our ObGyn Chico office.
Some symptoms of endometriosis include:
- Painful menstrual period;
- Painful intercourse, bowel movements or urination;
- Excessive bleeding;
- Feeling uncommonly tired,
- Bloating or nausea;
- Diarrhea or constipation during the menstrual cycle.
To diagnose endometriosis your ObGyn Chico will discuss your symptoms with you, including the position and timing of the pain. He may also choose to perform a pelvic exam, ultrasound or laparoscopy procedure.
Endometriosis is typically treated with medicine, surgery or a combination of both. The approach you and your ObGyn choose will depend on how severe your symptoms are and whether or not you want to conceive a child in the future.
Your ObGyn Chico will usually try conservative treatment approaches such as pain medications and hormone therapy first. These approach include contraceptives in simple cases and hysterectomy in more extreme cases.
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