What Is Endometriosis?

Dealing with pain during a menstrual cycle or sexual intercourse isn’t something that women should have to deal with. If you’re dealing with consistent pain and bloating, you may be dealing with endometriosis. Endometriosis is a chronic disease that can affect the reproductive system and cause pain and discomfort. Dr. J. Gabriel Guajardo in Brownsville, TX, and serving Harlingen, TX, can explain what endometriosis is and how it might affect you.

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that can affect women in their reproductive age. This can start from a person’s first menstrual period and last until they reach menopause. Endometriosis can cause severe pain during your menstrual period, sexual intercourse, urination, and bowel movements. Endometriosis occurs because the tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus starts to grow outside the uterus. This can cause severe pelvic pain and cause complications with reproduction.

If you’re trying to conceive and you have endometriosis, you may find that the process is difficult and that there is severe pain involved in the process. There is no cure for endometriosis but our OBGYN serving Brownsville and Harlingen, TX, can help create a treatment plan to manage your symptoms.

Our OBGYN may recommend different forms of medication to help manage endometriosis symptoms. This could include using different methods of birth control and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. In some severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove lesions, adhesions, and scar tissue that builds up. When endometriosis is left unmanaged, it can be devastating and can impact how you function each day.

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Find out if your pain is endometriosis! Contact Dr. Guajardo in Brownsville, TX, and serving Harlingen, TX, to learn more about endometriosis and how it may affect you. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment today at (956) 350-4821.

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