Some cramping around your period is normal. But endometriosis can cause excessive, ongoing pain in your pelvic region. If you think you might be living with endometriosis, don’t hesitate to contact Kheyson MD in Annadale, Staten Island, New York. Their dedicated team can get you a quick, accurate diagnosis so you can get started with effective endometriosis treatment. Call the office or schedule your appointment online today.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that’s supposed to line your uterus grows where it shouldn’t. During your menstrual cycle each month, this tissue — called your endometrium — thickens and your body sheds it. The shed endometrium leaves your body via your normal menstrual flow.
But when you have endometriosis, your endometrium grows outside of your uterus. It can grow on your ovaries, your fallopian tubes, and a variety of other places. This causes a problem when your body goes to shed the endometrium during your monthly cycle. As it thickens and bleeds, it doesn’t have anywhere to go. This causes painful symptoms and can even threaten your fertility.
Most women with endometriosis get diagnosed because of pelvic pain. Some of the most common symptoms of this condition include:
If these symptoms sound familiar, talk to your Kheyson MD practitioner about them. They offer a range of testing to accurately diagnose endometriosis so you can start treatment and put a stop to the resulting pain.
One of the primary endometriosis diagnostic procedures is a pelvic exam, during which they check your pelvis for scars or cysts around your uterus. Kheyson MD also offers in-office ultrasounds. Using this imaging test, they can take a look at what’s going on to diagnose your endometriosis.
Yes. In fact, there are a number of treatment options available. Many women get relief from endometriosis by taking hormonal birth control. If you’re trying to get pregnant, Kheyson MD can offer alternate medications to regulate your body while keeping you fertile.
If medication isn’t successful for you, there are surgical options — including minimally invasive surgeries — that you can explore with your Kheyson MD practitioner. They work with you until you find the right treatment to put a stop to the painful symptoms of endometriosis.
If you have painful periods or chronic pelvic or lower back pain, call Kheyson MD or book your appointment online to find out if you have endometriosis.