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Endometriosis Treatment

Endometriosis Treatment in Tarzana, CA

pelvic pain and endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is an often-debilitating disorder in which the tissue that lines the inside of your uterus begins to line the outside of your uterus. This disorder involves the ovaries, bowel, or tissue lining the pelvis. Rarely will it spread to the pelvic region.

How Do I Know if I am Experiencing Endometriosis?

Symptoms are similar to those experienced during the menstrual cycle, but the primary symptom is pelvic pain. Other symptoms include:

  • Painful periods – those with endometriosis may experience periods where pelvic pain and cramping occur early in the period and extend several days into your period.
  • Painful sex – pain during or after sex is prominent in those with endometriosis.
  • Issues with bowel movements – you may have endometriosis if you experience difficulty or painful bowel movements or urination.
  • Heavy bleeding – you may experience more bleeding than normal with endometriosis.
  • Infertility – endometriosis is first diagnosed in those who are seeking treatment.
  • Other - symptoms such as fatigue, diarrhea, bloating, nausea, or constipation are also present, especially during the menstrual cycle.

You should see a doctor as soon as the symptoms begin to greatly interfere with daily activities.

Endometriosis Takes an Experienced Doctor to Diagnose

Endometriosis closely mimics that of other conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as symptoms experienced during the menstrual cycle.

That is why it is recommended to see a specialist such as an OB-GYN with the experience and expertise to thoroughly evaluate your situation, accurately diagnose you, and then recommend the best treatment options.

To help prepare for your appointment, it is advised that you spend some time devising a list of symptoms that you experience throughout the day. This will give you an opportunity to recall everything your doctor asks of you for a better diagnosis.

Treatment options include pain medication, lifestyle changes, hormone therapy, surgery to improve chances of successful pregnancy, and hysterectomy in severe cases. Most people respond to minimally invasive treatment options.

Dr. Torbati will help you overcome the pain experienced from endometriosis. He is praised for his sincere bedside manners and care.

Contact Dr. Torbati for a Detailed Consultation.