Endometriosis: What It Is and Its Symptoms

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endometriosis1Endometriosis is a chronic disease where the tissue that lines the inner wall of the uterus grows on the outside of the uterus. This tissue, called endometrial implants, typically grows on the fallopian tubes and ovaries. In rare cases, the tissue grows on other parts of the body outside the pelvic area.

A patient with endometriosis may need to undergo surgery. In severe cases, patients may need a hysterectomy. Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care specializes in the surgical treatment of endometriosis. The following offers more information about endometriosis and its symptoms.

The endometrial tissue creates a conducive environment for the implantation and growth of an embryo. The tissue is broken down and shed during menstruation when it’s not being used. When tissue is displaced outside the uterus there is no way for it to be shed and the tissue is stuck. Sometimes this can cause cysts on the ovaries, which then irritates the surrounding areas and causes scar tissue to form.

The result of this can lead to pain. Pain with intercourse, menstruation, urination or bowel movements are all symptoms of endometriosis, although the extensiveness of pain does not indicate the severity of the disease. Excessive bleeding and infertility are also symptoms along with bloating, nausea, fatigue and diarrhea during a time of menstruation.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please call Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care today and set up an appointment with our doctors. If you have any questions, please call us at 702-739-6467.

Hysterectomy – A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus and possibly other structures in the pelvic area. Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care’s founder Dr. Lynn Kowlaski specializes in hysterectomies and has performed thousands throughout her career. Her book “Not Your Mother’s Hysterectomy” seeks to empower women who are faced with having hysterectomies and answers every question one might have about the procedure. If you have any questions regarding hysterectomies, please call Nevada Surgery and Cancer Care at 702-739-6467.

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