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Endometriosis can cause infertility if not managed properly, which is why regular obstetrics and gynecology care is crucial. Dr. Miguel Martinez, and the team at Femhealth Group, located in Miramar and Hialeah, Florida, treat endometriosis and other gynecological conditions to maximize your health and quality of life. Call Femhealth Group to learn more, or book an appointment online.
Endometriosis is a medical condition that causes the endometrium -- the tissue that usually only lines the inside of the uterus -- to grow in other areas, such as your fallopian tubes, ovaries, pelvic tissue, bowels, or bladder.
Endometrial tissue thickens and bleeds during menstrual cycles, whether the tissue is within the uterus or not. Blood becomes trapped if it’s outside the uterus, causing irritation, scarring, adhesions, ovarian cysts, or organs to stick together.
It’s estimated that more than 11% of US women ages 15 to 44 may have endometriosis.
If you have endometriosis, you may experience the following symptoms:
You may not have any symptoms at all, other than difficulty getting pregnant. Ovarian cancer occurs at higher rates in women with endometriosis.
The exact cause of endometriosis is unclear, but various factors put you at risk for developing it:
Dr. Martinez diagnoses endometriosis using various methods. He completes a pelvic exam to feel for lumps and may order an ultrasound to check for cysts associated with endometriosis.
Dr. Martinez reviews endometriosis treatment options with you to determine which is best for your individual needs. Possible treatment options include:
Call Femhealth Group to learn more about endometriosis treatment options, or book an appointment online.