What You Didn’t Know About Endometriosis


South Jersey Fertility Center is here to help you learn what you need to know about endometriosis. Endometriosis is an often-painful fertility condition that occurs when tissue that typically lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. The tissue can negatively affect the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It can also sometimes cause cysts to form and impact fertility.

Common Symptoms To Be Aware Of

Likely, one of the things you didn’t know about endometriosis is the often painful symptoms associated. Understanding these symptoms can help you receive timely treatment.

  • Lower back aches
  • Heavy menstrual flow
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Painful urination or bowel movements
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating

If you have these symptoms of endometriosis, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. Our care team will review your medical history and ask questions about your menstrual cycles and likely recommend various exams that can help them determine whether you have endometriosis.

In addition to the common symptoms, there are other things many people don’t know about endometriosis. Developing a more in-depth knowledge of this common fertility condition can help you receive proper care.

There are various ways to treat endometriosis. If a person is not trying to have a baby, they might be able to manage their endometriosis with birth control pills.

Misdiagnoses are common. Because various fertility issues can cause symptoms similar to endometriosis, misdiagnoses often occur. To receive an accurate endometriosis diagnosis, a person typically needs to receive a pelvic exam, ultrasound and a minimally invasive surgery.

You can still get pregnant with endometriosis. Some people with endometriosis are able to become pregnant without fertility treatments. Others require expert support to become pregnant. Two common fertility treatments for people with endometriosis are IUI and IVF. South Jersey Fertility Center is here to help you move past the challenges of endometriosis. 

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