Endometriosis

Endometriosis Treatment and Surgery

Endometriosis is typically a painful disorder where the normal tissue of a woman’s uterus grows outside of the uterus.

Because this uterine tissue is out where it does not belong, like around the ovaries, bowel, bladder, or pelvic cavity lining, it breaks down, bleeds, becomes inflamed, and causes discomfort. Endometriosis may be difficult to diagnose, but it’s a good idea to visit Dr. Amber Bradshaw-Whitear, gynecologist and endometriosis specialist in Utah, if you are experiencing uterus pain and any of the following symptoms:

  • Painful periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with urination or bowel movements, especially during your period
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Difficulty getting pregnant

The actual cause of endometriosis is unknown, although one of the theories is called retrograde menstruation theory. This proposes that some blood and endometrial tissue flows backwards towards the fallopian tubes during menstruation. The displaced tissue then grows wherever it lands out in the pelvic cavity, causing pain and other symptoms. As an Ogden endometriosis treatment specialist, Dr. Amber Bradshaw-Whitear in Utah provides effective and minimally-invasive surgical procedures for women who want the uterus pain and frustration gone.

Current estimates say that up to 6 million American women are affected by endometriosis, and most diagnoses are made during a thorough exam and history taken by a qualified gynecologist or endometriosis treatment specialist in Ogden. Depending on the patient’s age and severity of symptoms, several treatment options may be available:

  • Birth control pills
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists
  • Laparoscopic resection of endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy with or without removal of ovaries

If you have been experiencing symptoms of endometriosis in the Ogden area and beyond, make an appointment to see an experienced gynecologist like Dr. Amber Bradshaw-Whitear today. As a qualified endometriosis specialist in Utah, Dr. Amber Bradshaw-Whitear has helped hundreds of women reduce uterus pain and get their lives back.


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