Endometriosis & Fibroids Treatment
Endometriosis and fibroids are two different conditions that cause pain and discomfort and can impact your
reproductive health. They have similar symptoms that range from mild to severe including:
- Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
- Bleeding between Periods
- Painful Periods
- Pelvic Pain
- Painful Intercourse
- Uncomfortable Bowel Movements
- Lower Back & Leg Pain
The physicians at Carolina OB/GYN in Rock Hill, SC, diagnose these conditions and create a plan of treatment customized to your specific circumstances. Our goal is always to strive for the best possible outcome that improves your quality of life. Feel confident that you receive the best treatment possible in a caring and welcoming environment.
What is Endometriosis?
Approximately 10% of women suffer from this uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition in which the lining of the uterus – called the endometrium – begins to grow outside of the uterus. When this occurs, areas such as the ovaries, bowels, and pelvis may form endometrial tissue. As a result, during hormonal changes including your monthly menstrual cycle, this endometrial tissue behaves in the same way it does within the uterus by growing, thickening and breaking down; however, it has no place to go and becomes trapped in the pelvis. These areas become inflamed and cab cays cysts, scar tissue, and adhesions to form.
Treatment for Endometriosis
Your journey with endometriosis may be difficult and emotional but know that we are with you to offer guidance. The experts at Carolina OB/GYN are on your side to develop an effective plan of treatment that aligns with your reproductive goals. Depending on the progression of the endometriosis and the severity of the symptoms, treatment will vary and may include:
- Pain medication
- Hormone therapy
- Fertility treatment
What are Fibroids?
Fibroids are noncancerous, abnormal growths that occur in the uterus. They are very common, affecting approximately 80% of women by the time they turn 50. Fibroids may cause no symptoms at all and might shrink after menopause. That said, it is important to be aware of the presence of fibroids so they can be monitored and so symptoms can be tracked if they do occur. They may cause heavy bleeding and severe pelvic pain and could impact fertility.
Treatment for Fibroids
If you are not experiencing any symptoms, we will simply monitor the situation over time to observe any changes. When symptoms do occur, treatment will depend on the type and severity. Treatment options include:
- An IUD to regulate menstruation
- Oral medication including birth control pills
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Traditional, open surgery
Schedule an Appointment
Whether you visit our office for your annual wellness exam, or you require treatment for unexplained bleeding or severe cramping, trust the skilled doctors and caring staff at Carolina OB/GYN. Our goal is to help you prioritize your health so contact us to schedule an appointment.