Endometriosis affects about 6.5 million American women during their childbearing years. If you have irregular periods, pelvic pain, or other symptoms of endometriosis, you can find help at Dekalb Women’s Specialists. Experienced gynecologists Albert Scott, Jr., MD, and Mercy Amua-Quarshie, MD, provide in-office testing to confirm endometriosis. They also offer personalized treatment plans, including medications, hormonal birth control, and robotic-assisted surgery to relieve lasting symptoms. Call the Decatur or Stonecrest, Georgia, office to schedule a consultation for endometriosis symptoms or book an appointment online today.
Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that describes the growth of the uterine lining (endometrium) outside of the uterus. Tissue can grow over nearby organs and cause scar tissue to form on your uterus, bladder, and intestines.
The tissue continues to act like it normally does – thickening and shedding with your monthly menstrual cycle. However, because the tissue has no way to leave your body, it can lead to pelvic pain and other complications.
Endometriosis can start in adolescence and worsen in adulthood. For some women, the side effects of endometriosis can be severe and lead to infertility.
Dekalb Women’s Specialists offers diagnostic testing and customized treatments for endometriosis. The team specializes in several therapies, including da Vinci robotic surgery, to relieve your symptoms and prevent additional complications.
Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Dekalb Women’s Specialists if you experience endometriosis symptoms that you can’t manage on your own. These symptoms can include:
You should also schedule a consultation with the team if you have difficulties getting pregnant after having unprotected sex for a year or for six months if you’re over 35.
The providers offer in-office ultrasound imaging or may order magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to rule out cysts and other conditions. They can also perform minimally invasive surgery to identify the extent of endometrial tissue growth.
Your initial treatment plan for endometriosis may include medications to relieve pelvic pain. The Dekalb Women’s Specialists team may also prescribe hormonal birth control to stop tissue growth and regulate your periods.
If you have severe symptoms or infertility due to endometriosis, you may be a candidate for surgery. The team offers da Vinci robotic surgery procedures to remove excess tissue from your reproductive organs, so you can conceive a viable pregnancy.
Even with surgery, endometrial tissue can continue to grow. The providers monitor your reproductive health over time and can discuss your options for further treatment or another surgery if your symptoms return.
Call the Dekalb Women’s Specialists office near you to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for endometriosis or book an appointment online today.