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Endometriosis Fertility Treatment in Texas
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the lining inside of your uterus grows outside of the uterus. Endometriosis can be painful, especially during your time of the month and can lead to fertility issues. If you are struggling to get pregnant and have been diagnosed with endometriosis, our fertility specialists at IVFMD can help with a specialized fertility treatment plan.
What causes endometriosis?
The cause of endometriosis is unknown, however the most accepted theory is a “retrograde period”, where some of the menstrual blood flows backward from the uterus into the pelvis via the tubes. This can lead to scarring and a disruption of the normal pelvic anatomy, making it harder for the tubes to find and pick up the egg after ovulation. To get to the root cause of your endometriosis symptoms, we recommend starting with a Fertility Assessment. During your assessment, our fertility specialists may suggest additional Female Fertility Testing to further diagnose your fertility issues.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
Endometriosis symptoms present themselves most strongly during your period, but can affect women throughout the entire cycle. Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis include:
Painful and/or heavy periods
Pain with intercourse
Painful bowel movements
Pelvic pain and cramping
Can I still get pregnant if I have endometriosis?
Yes! We see many patients with endometriosis conceive successfully. A fertility specialist can help diagnose and manage your endometriosis and recommend an endometriosis fertility treatment plan. Transvaginal sonograms and laparoscopies can be used to evaluate the extent of the disease. For those with mild scarring, fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) can help to shorten the time to conception, but for those with severe endometriosis, IVF is the best solution.
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Take a proactive approach to your fertility journey. Get started with a fertility assessment and explore fertility treatment options that work best for those with endometriosis.