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Suffering From These Telltale Symptoms of Endometriosis?

Endometriosis affects more people than you might realize. This condition leads to symptoms like painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) or pelvic pain, and results from improper growth of uterine tissue. Patches of endometrium, the tissue that lines your uterus, grow in other internal locations in your pelvis, shedding when monthly hormonal changes trigger your menstrual period.

At Longoria OBGYN in El Paso, Texas, our team knows all of the facts about endometriosis. Under the leadership of Dr. Leonardo A. Longoria, we diagnose and treat endometriosis in new and existing patients. 

Often, learning about your endometriosis is the first step in significantly improving your quality of life. You may also need to treat endometriosis to improve and preserve your fertility.

Could endometriosis be the source of your pain and other problems? Once you know the cause of your symptoms, you can effectively address them. And with endometriosis, it’s better to get started on treatment sooner, rather than later. If you notice any of these warning signs and symptoms of endometriosis, talk to Dr. Longoria about your condition.

Painful periods and endometriosis

While period cramps are normal, and period pain is a reality faced monthly by many women, extremely painful periods may be a warning sign that you’re dealing with endometriosis. Instead of just trying to get through your painful period, seek evaluation for endometriosis.

Treatment options like hormonal birth control or minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery could relieve your dysmenorrhea, making you dread that time of the month a lot less. Don’t think you have to continue to endure painful periods month after month without seeking diagnosis and care.

Pelvic pain caused by endometriosis

The pain associated with your endometriosis might not be limited to the days when you’re menstruating. Endometriosis can also cause chronic pelvic pain.

Since chronic pelvic pain can arise from many causes, Dr. Longoria evaluates your condition carefully to arrive at the correct diagnosis. He may use ultrasounds, blood tests, CT scans, or a hysteroscopy to learn more about your condition.

Endometriosis and infertility

Sometimes, the effects of endometriosis on your fertility let you know that the issue is there. Endometriosis can cause scarring or blockage that prevents you from becoming pregnant. If you’ve been trying to conceive without success for a year or more, talk to Dr. Longoria about the potential causes of your fertility struggles.

If endometriosis does turn out to be the cause of your infertility, you may be able to improve your chances for pregnancy by getting treatment. But, your best bet is to watch out for other warning signs of endometriosis if you want to become pregnant at some point in your life. Early detection and treatment are more successful at preserving your fertility.

If you’re suffering from symptoms of endometriosis like painful periods, pelvic pain, or infertility, you’re not alone. And you don’t have to continue to live with these problems. Get in touch with Dr. Longoria to start the diagnosis process and your personalized treatment plan.

Schedule your consultation by calling our office today or requesting a visit online anytime.

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