Pelvic Pain And Endometriosis

Pelvic pain can result from complications in the pelvic region, including reproductive organs, urinary tract, or digestive system. Pain from the reproductive organs may be due to pelvic infection or Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, also known as PID, and is related to sexually transmitted diseases. Other possible causes of pelvic pain are ovarian cysts, scar tissue from previous pelvic surgery, or Endometriosis. 

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus and most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. This displaced tissue continues to act as it normally would; it thickens, breaks down and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. This blood and tissue is trapped in the pelvis and can cause irritation, scar tissue, and pain, especially during your menstrual cycle. Because of the scar tissue, it can also cause fertility problems. There are fortunately many treatment options for endometriosis and at Women’s Wellness Center, we can work with you to find your optimal treatment.

If you are experiencing any degree of pelvic pain, contact Sandra Fleming, MD for a consultation. Dr. Fleming will provide an evaluation of your pain and discuss treatment options that are best for you. 

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