If you’re suffering from endometriosis, Antheia Gynecology offers compassionate and high-quality care for women of all ages. Serving patients at the East Windsor and Freehold, New Jersey, locations, the experienced female-led team of OB/GYNs work with patients to create a comfortable endometriosis treatment plan. They offer in-office minimally invasive procedures with quick recovery times and healing results. To speak with an OB/GYN about your endometriosis treatment options, book an appointment online, or call the office nearest you today.
Endometriosis is a disorder that can prove painful for women, especially during a period. It occurs when the endometrium, or soft tissue that lines the interior of the uterus, begins to grow on the outside. This tissue can form on the:
Instead of breaking down and being released during a period, the tissue gets trapped, and this can create pain during a cycle.
There are different levels of severity of endometriosis, and some women may form scar tissue, cysts, or adhesions, which can cause the pelvis and surrounding organ tissue to become stuck together.
It’s important to seek treatment if you have endometriosis, as it can cause continual pain and even infertility.
The exact cause of endometriosis is unclear, and every woman experiences different levels of symptoms. It normally occurs during menstrual cycles, and symptoms may worsen over time.
Common symptoms of endometriosis include:
Your OB/GYN at Antheia Gynecology discusses your symptoms with you and determines the right treatment option.
The qualified OB/GYNs at Antheia Gynecology may perform a pelvic exam to diagnose endometriosis.
They may also use ultrasound, MRI, or minimally invasive laparoscopy for diagnosis and to determine the best treatment plan. The only way to 100% confirm you have endometriosis is through laparoscopy.
Your endometriosis treatment may involve:
Anti-inflammatory medication is a fast-acting and helpful form of treatment that you can take at home. They can help with cramping and pain during periods.
Certain birth control options can help painful periods and cramping. Your OB/GYN may encourage the birth control pill, patch, implants, shots, or an intrauterine device (IUD). They may also prescribe aromatase inhibitors, which decrease the amount of estrogen in your body.
The team at Antheia Gynecology is skilled at minimally invasive procedures that treat endometriosis. A laparoscopy is helpful in both diagnosing the disorder and then getting rid of extra endometrial tissue.
There is also a hysterectomy option, a surgery to remove your uterus and cervix. If you are not looking to get pregnant, this is a choice that can effectively eliminate endometriosis symptoms.
Your OB/GYN discusses all options with you before proceeding with surgery and aims for a fast recovery.
This option is used to reduce heavy bleeding caused by endometriosis. Antheia Gynecology offers the cutting edge NovaSure® procedure, which can be done in the office and has pain-free, effective results.
If you are experiencing endometriosis symptoms and seeking high-quality care, reach out by phone or online to schedule an appointment with Antheia Gynecology today.