Comprehensive Care for Endometriosis at Clinton Women’s Healthcare
At Clinton Women’s Healthcare, our team of skilled and compassionate OBGYN specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for individuals suffering from endometriosis. Our goal is to help you manage your symptoms, improve your quality of life, and address any fertility concerns you may have.
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that usually lines the inside of the uterus, known as the endometrium, starts growing outside the uterus, affecting areas such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis. This can lead to chronic pain, heavy bleeding, and in some cases, infertility. Endometriosis affects about 1 in 10 individuals of reproductive age, and its cause remains unknown.
Our Approach to Endometriosis Treatment
At Clinton Women’s Healthcare, we believe in taking a patient-centered approach to treating endometriosis. We understand that each person’s experience with endometriosis is unique, and we strive to create a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and circumstances.
Our treatment options for endometriosis include:
- Medical Management
- Hormonal therapies: These medications aim to regulate hormone levels to alleviate pain and reduce the growth of endometrial tissue. Options include birth control pills, progestin-only medications, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and antagonists.
- Pain management: Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, can help manage mild to moderate pain. In more severe cases, prescription pain medications may be recommended.
- Surgical Treatment
- Laparoscopy: This minimally invasive surgical procedure allows our skilled surgeons to remove endometrial tissue and adhesions, providing relief from pain and potentially improving fertility. Laparoscopy is performed under general anesthesia, using small incisions and a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube with a camera).
- Hysterectomy: In severe cases of endometriosis, a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may be recommended. This surgery is usually reserved for individuals who have not found relief through other treatments and do not wish to become pregnant in the future.
Fertility and Endometriosis
Endometriosis can impact fertility for some individuals. At Clinton Women’s Healthcare, our team of fertility specialists works closely with our endometriosis patients to develop a plan to optimize their chances of conception.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’re struggling with endometriosis and seeking comprehensive, personalized care, please contact Clinton Women’s Healthcare at (586) 726-6556 to schedule your consultation. Our experienced team is here to provide support and guidance every step of the way on your journey to relief and wellness.