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A Complete Guide to Endometriosis February 11, 2019

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A Complete Guide to Endometriosis, Fairbanks, Alaska

Endometriosis is a medical condition that impacts the female reproductive system. It can be extremely painful and even impact fertility, which is why it’s important to get more information about it. There are a number of health care solutions you can explore with your OB-GYN, so familiarize yourself with the following information.

A Brief Guide to Endometriosis 

What Is It?

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus begins growing outside of it, affecting the fallopian tubes, pelvic tissue, and ovaries. In some cases, though rare, it can spread outside of the pelvis. Tissue growing outside the uterus continues to break down and bleed during menstrual cycles; and since it can’t escape the body, it begins to build up, resulting in cysts and tissue irritation.

What Are the Symptoms?

health careThe most common symptom of endometriosis is abnormal menstrual pain. While many women naturally experience it through cramping, endometriosis-related pain will begin before and last after the period. It can also create abdominal and lower back pain. Discomfort may also manifest following intercourse or during bowel movements. In the worst cases, you may experience infertility. If you experience any of these, speak with a health care professional.

How Is It Treated?

Endometriosis is very treatable. Pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers, and a health care professional can advise on hormone therapy for additional pain relief and slowing tissue growth. Hormonal contraceptives can contribute the same benefits, and through halting menstruation with IUDs, you can prevent abnormal tissue growth altogether. Surgery is also an option and is often reserved for women who plan on becoming pregnant. Treatment all depends on the extent of your condition, so speak with a health care professional about a personalized plan if you’re diagnosed.

 

Since 1932, the health care team at Fairbanks Clinic, Inc. has been committed to ensuring residents of Fairbanks, AK, have all the medical resources they need for healthy living. From their women’s health clinic to their surgery center and emergency room, they cover all aspects of health care. They believe in a one-on-one approach to treatment and maintain a convenient patient portal to ensure open communication. Call (907) 452-1761 to schedule an appointment and visit their website to explore their directory. You can also connect on Facebook for additional health tips.

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