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Endometriosis services offered in Shenandoah, The Woodlands, TX

If you experience pelvic pain, painful periods, or infertility, you could have endometriosis. At New Beginnings OB/GYN, board-certified OB/GYN specialists Rania Ibrahim, DO, FACOG, Christina Parmar, MD, and their staff serve patients in The Woodlands, and the surrounding communities in Texas, including Conroe, Spring, Cleveland, Willis, Montgomery, Magnolia, Tomball, Huntsville, Livingston, and College Station. The team diagnoses and treats endometriosis to reduce painful symptoms and your risk of complications. Call the office in Shenandoah, Texas, to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that occurs when tissues that usually line your uterus grow in your fallopian tubes, ovaries, pelvis, or other areas outside of your uterus. Endometriosis can cause unpleasant symptoms or complications when left untreated. See the experts at New Beginnings OB/GYN at the first sign of a problem. 

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

In addition to pelvic pain and cramping, common symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • Painful periods
  • Discomfort with urination 
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Pain with sex
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Nausea
  • Infertility

Your pain could be mild or severe. You also have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer because of endometriosis.

What are the risk factors for endometriosis?

While any woman can experience endometriosis, common risk factors include:

  • Immune system disorders
  • Having your period at an early age
  • Never giving birth
  • Going through menopause at an older age
  • Heavy, long-lasting periods
  • Short menstrual cycles
  • High estrogen levels
  • Low body mass index (BMI)
  • Family history of endometriosis
  • Certain medical conditions
  • Reproductive tract disorders

Unpleasant symptoms caused by endometriosis could go away after menopause or improve during pregnancy.

How does my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

To find out if you have endometriosis and develop a treatment plan if necessary, your New Beginnings OB/GYN specialist reviews your symptoms and medical history. They check your vital signs, complete a pelvic exam, and may recommend an ultrasound, MRI, or laparoscopy to get an in-depth view of the inside of your pelvic area.

How is endometriosis treated?

Your personalized endometriosis treatment plan often includes medications, hormone therapy, surgery, or fertility treatments. Surgical procedures can remove endometrial tissue that develops outside of your uterus. Fertility treatment helps you get pregnant despite having endometriosis.

In some cases, your provider might recommend removing your uterus if you don’t want to have children in the future. They review the pros and potential cons of doing so. New Beginnings OB/GYN specialists tailor each treatment to match your needs, preferences, and lifestyle.

To alleviate unpleasant symptoms of endometriosis or improve fertility, call the New Beginnings OB/GYN office or schedule an appointment online today.