Endometriosis

Andrew Krinsky, MD, FACOG

OBGYN & Aesthetics located in Tamarac, FL

Endometriosis may affect more than 11% of women ages 15 to 44 in the United States. If you suffer from endometriosis, you may already understand the pain and infertility that may occur. While there is no cure for endometriosis, Dr. Andrew Krinsky of Tamarac, Florida offers pain relief and help with infertility as he treats the symptoms and complications of your endometriosis. Call Dr. Krinsky’s office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that occurs when tissue normally present within your uterus, is found outside the uterus or womb. Uterine tissue may grow on your:

  • Fallopian tubes
  • Ovaries
  • Bladder
  • Bowels
  • Outer surface of the uterus
  • Tissue that holds the uterus in place

When uterine tissue grows where it’s not supposed to, your reproductive system’s function is affected.

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

If you notice symptoms of endometriosis, an appointment with Dr. Krinsky helps determine if you have this gynecological condition. Common symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Low back pain
  • Heavy periods
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Infertility
  • Painful menstrual cramps
  • Pain with urination or bowel movements
  • Painful intercourse

You might not have symptoms at all. If you’re having trouble getting pregnant, Dr. Krinsky lets you know if endometriosis is the cause and what your treatment options are.

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Dr. Krinsky lets you know if you have endometriosis after reviewing your symptoms, medical history, and results from a pelvic exam. He may also recommend an ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or laparoscopy to view the inside of your abdomen and determine if you have endometriosis.

What is the treatment for endometriosis?

There’s no cure for endometriosis, but Dr. Krinsky helps you manage painful symptoms or reduce infertility. He may recommend:

Medications

If endometrial pain negatively impacts your day-to-day life, Dr. Krinsky may recommend pain relievers such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, ibuprofen, or naproxen sodium to ease menstrual discomfort.

Natural Remedies

Dr. Krinsky believes in treating gynecological conditions naturally whenever possible. If menstrual pain hinders your quality of life, he may recommend natural remedies like regular exercise, yoga, warm baths, heat therapy, meditation, or acupuncture.

Hormone Therapy

Hormone therapy may reduce pain associated with endometriosis by slowing endometrial tissue growth and preventing new tissue from growing where it’s not supposed to. Hormone treatment might be as simple as taking birth control pills each month.

Conservative Surgery

Dr. Krinsky may recommend conservative, minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrial tissue. After making a small incision, he uses a tiny viewing instrument to safely remove abnormal tissue.

Infertility Treatment

If endometriosis-related infertility prevents you from becoming pregnant on your own, Dr. Krinsky may recommend various infertility treatments or refer you to a fertility specialist to help you successfully have a baby.

If you have symptoms of endometriosis or another OB/GYN condition and require comprehensive women’s services from a board-certified medical expert, call Dr. Krinsky or book an appointment online today.

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