Endometriosis Specialist

Patricia Faraz-Eslami, MD -  - OBGYN

Pacific Women's Center

Patricia Faraz-Eslami, MD

OBGYN & Medical Aesthetics located in Ladera Ranch, CA

Endometriosis is difficult and painful, but Dr. Patricia Faraz-Eslami, an OB/GYN and Medical Aesthetics Specialist at Pacific Women's Center, has very effective solutions for patients in the Ladera Ranch, CA area.

Endometriosis Q&A

by Patricia Faraz-Eslami, MD

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition that causes the uterine lining to grow in areas other than the uterus. In most cases, the endometrial growth will develop on other reproductive organs like the ovaries and the Fallopian tubes, but endometriosis can technically develop in any part of the body.

Who is Prone to Developing Endometriosis?

Endometriosis mainly happens in women during childbearing years, so it can be common in women from their teens up to people in their 50s or 60s, depending on the age of menopause onset. There is likely also some type of family connection in endometriosis. If female family members, especially a mother or grandmother, has endometriosis it is more likely that a woman will deal with it themselves.

What Are the Indicators of Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a unique condition in that it can cause no symptoms at all in some people while causing major problems in other people. Every woman's endometriosis is unique. The amount of endometrial growth is not related to the symptoms, either. A small level of endometrial growth could cause major symptoms, just as a large patch of endometrial growth won't necessarily cause symptoms. The most common symptom of endometriosis is severe pain, often accompanied by heavy bleeding, during menstruation. Many women have symptoms like pain while ovulating and pain during intercourse. Endometriosis can also cause infertility.

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?

Endometriosis can only be definitively diagnosed during a laparoscopic surgery. This surgery allows the doctor to have an inner view of the uterine lining, and of all the reproductive organs. Laparoscopic surgery is highly sophisticated and is far less invasive than open surgery, as it requires only tiny incisions around the navel.

How is Endometriosis Treated?

There isn't a cure for endometriosis at this time, but there are many solutions to help women be more comfortable. Prescription medication can offer short term relief, and hormone therapy may be useful for long-term control of endometriosis. If the endometriosis is highly developed and does not respond to hormone therapy, another laparoscopic surgery can be done to target some of the extra endometrial tissue.

 

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