Endometriosis FAQS

Endometriosis FAQS

How your OBGYN doctor in Fountain Valley, CA, can help with endometriosis.

Endometriosis can cause excruciating pain. It can leave you feeling helpless, not knowing what to do. Fortunately, your OBGYN doctor is an expert at diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.

Dr. Debora Sedaghat at OC Women’s Care in Fountain Valley, CA, offers a wide range of OBGYN services, including treatment of endometriosis.

If you think you might have endometriosis, you probably have a few questions. These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about endometriosis:

What is endometriosis?

The layer of tissue lining the inside of your uterus is known as the endometrium. This layer can grow outside of your uterus, causing the endometrial tissue to become thick and break down. During menstruation, the thickened tissue gets trapped, causing cramping, excessive bleeding, and other uncomfortable issues.

What are the signs and symptoms of endometriosis?

  • Chronic pelvic pain and cramping
  • Severe bleeding during or between your periods
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Painful urination or bowel movements
  • Chronic fatigue, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Several methods may be used to diagnose endometriosis including:

  • Pelvic examination
  • Transvaginal ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Laparoscopy

How is endometriosis treated?

Endometriosis treatment can vary depending on how severe your symptoms are, and whether you want to become pregnant.

  • For less severe cases and if you want to become pregnant, medication is often the first course of treatment.
  • For moderate to severe cases, surgery may be indicated and could include a partial or full hysterectomy.

If you think you might have endometriosis, seek out the help and expertise of your OBGYN doctor. She can help you manage the signs and symptoms of endometriosis so you can feel better.

To find out more about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of endometriosis, talk with an expert. Call Dr. Debora Sedaghat at OC Women’s Care in Fountain Valley, CA. You can reach her in the office by calling (714) 966-2112, so call today.

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