Endometriosis Symptoms & Treatments
Endometriosis is a condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus is found outside the uterus. Endometriosis occurs in about one in ten women of reproductive age. It is most often diagnosed in women in their 30s and 40s.
The most common symptoms of endometriosis are:
- Chronic (long-term) pelvic pain before and during your period
- Pain during sex
- Painful bowel movements
- Pain during urination
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Many women with endometriosis have no symptoms
Endometriosis is diagnosed through a surgical procedure called a laparoscopy. Click HERE for more information about laparoscopy procedures.
Endometriosis can be treated with medication and/or surgery, depending on the severity of the condition. Hormonal medications can slow the growth of endometrial tissue. Surgery can relieve pain and increase fertility. Our providers can diagnose and treat endometriosis.
Click HERE for more information from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists about endometriosis.
If you are experiencing symptoms of endometriosis contact Sandpoint Women's Health for an appointment with one of our providers.
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