If you have pelvic pain that doesn’t resolve, you need to visit your women’s health doctor. Chronic pelvic pain can be a sign of endometriosis, a condition which will grow worse without treatment. Dr. Vonne Jones at Total Women’s Care of the Heights, in Houston, TX, provides a wide range of medical services for women, including diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.
Women have a layer of tissue known as the endometrium, which lines the inside of the uterus. The layer can begin to grow outside of the uterus, causing thickening and breakdown of the endometrium.
When a woman menstruates, the thickened endometrial tissue becomes trapped, causing uncomfortable signs and symptoms like these:
In addition to symptoms occurring during menstruation, endometriosis can cause problems at other times too, including:
If you notice any of the signs and symptoms listed above, you need to visit your women’s health doctor. Your doctor may use several methods to diagnose endometriosis, including:
If your doctor confirms a diagnosis of endometriosis, your doctor will recommend customized treatment based on the severity of your symptoms, and if you want to become pregnant. Less severe cases can be treated with medication, which is an excellent choice if you still want to become pregnant. Moderate to severe cases may be treated surgically with a partial or full hysterectomy.
Endometriosis doesn’t have to rule your life. You can get relief, starting with just a simple phone call. To find out more about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of endometriosis, call Dr. Vonne Jones at Total Women’s Care of the Heights, in Houston, TX. You can reach her in the office by calling (346) 320-3188, so call today.
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