What Is Endometriosis?
Many women suffer from endometriosis, a painful disorder that occurs when the endometrium (the inner lining of the womb) starts to grow outside of the uterine cavity. During menstruation, the tissue becomes trapped in the body with nowhere to go. The most common symptom of endometriosis is severe pelvic pain during menstruation. Patients may also experience excessive bleeding during or between periods, uncomfortable sexual intercourse, infertility, and painful urination or bowel movements. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, Dr. Gerry Sotomayor can offer a diagnosis along with comprehensive care to improve your quality of life. Contact our caring team near Norcross, GA to book an appointment.
Treatment Options for Endometriosis
Endometriosis is often caused by genetic factors, high levels of estrogen, or alternative events, like complications or C-sections. The condition is usually diagnosed by performing a pelvic exam along with diagnostic testing, such as an ultrasound, MRI, or pelvic laparoscopy. While there is not a cure for endometriosis, there are numerous options to manage the condition and alleviate pain. Your specific treatment will depend on the severity of your endometriosis. Our nonsurgical options include hormone therapy to regulate the hormones that cause abnormal tissue growth, in addition to laser ablation treatments to remove excess tissue. Additionally, Dr. Sotomayor specializes in numerous gynecology surgeries, including hysterectomy and pelvic laparoscopy.
Seek Help for Endometriosis
Endometriosis can produce unpredictable, painful symptoms and significant emotional distress. Whether you have been living with endometriosis for many years or you are seeking an initial diagnosis, the team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta is here to help. To learn more about the personalized endometriosis solutions we offer, please schedule an appointment at our office near Norcross, GA.