Experiencing Endometriosis in Queens, NY?

How Common is Endometriosis?

Look no further, Garden OB/GYN are endometriosis experts located in Queens, NY. More than 11% of women aged 15-44 develop endometriosis, a condition that may not cause any symptoms or leave you in extreme pain. With or without symptoms, endometriosis can cause infertility.

The doctors at Garden OB/GYN at Queens, NY accurately diagnose the cause of your pain and provide customized treatment that alleviates your symptoms and helps you get pregnant, if that’s your goal.

What Symptoms Develop if I Have Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is known for one primary symptom: severe pain that often is related to your menstrual cycle.

Some women don’t have any symptoms, but when they appear you may experience:
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Pain in the week before your period
  • Pain when you urinate
  • Pain when you have a bowel movement

The severity of your pain doesn’t necessarily reflect the extent of your endometriosis. You could have a small patch of endometriosis and experience severe pain, or you could have extensive endometriosis with mild pain.

Does Endometriosis Cause Infertility?

Endometriosis can make it hard to get pregnant. Many women who don’t develop symptoms discover they have endometriosis when they schedule an infertility evaluation because they haven’t been able to conceive. An estimated 40% of women with infertility have endometriosis.

How is Endometriosis Treated in Queens, NY?

Your treatment is based on the severity of your symptoms and whether you plan to have a baby in the future. The most conservative treatment begins with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to relieve your pain and hormonal medication to reduce or stop your menstrual periods. When you can’t tolerate your symptoms or you want to improve your fertility, your doctor at Garden OB/GYN may recommend minimally invasive surgery to remove the patches of endometriosis. Pelvic pain is a generic symptom that arises from many possible gynecologic conditions. To determine whether your pain is due to endometriosis, schedule an appointment by calling Garden OB/GYN in Queens, NY or using the online booking feature.

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