Over 11% of American women suffer from pain and infertility associated with endometriosis. West Covina, California’s OB/GYN father and son team of Dr. Dumrong Tangchitnob and Dr. Edward Tangchitnob are experts in diagnosing and treating endometriosis. For the most advanced gynecological care, call the office of Tangchitnob MD, or book an appointment online today.
Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition that affects women of childbearing years. Any woman who gets menstrual periods can develop endometriosis, but it most often affects women in their 30s and 40s.
The tissue that lines your uterus and sheds during your period is called endometrium. Endometriosis happens when this lining grows outside your uterus and has no way to exit your body.
Endometriosis can affect several pelvic organs, such as:
Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis. This pain can be chronic, or long-term, and occur in your lower back and the area between your hips. Other signs and symptoms of endometriosis include:
Yes. Infertility is the main complication of endometriosis, but the doctors at Tangchitnob MD help many women with this disease to get pregnant.
Your chances of a successful pregnancy are highest when endometriosis is diagnosed and treated early on, so it’s important to schedule an appointment as soon as you suspect you may have this condition.
First, your Tangchitnob MD doctor performs a comprehensive physical and pelvic exam. He may take a pelvic ultrasound to check for signs of endometriosis.
In some cases, the doctors may use laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosis. Laparoscopy is a minor surgical procedure that involves inserting a slender instrument with a camera lens into a tiny incision in your abdomen. They may use laparoscopy to collect a small tissue sample for biopsy.
If you have endometriosis, they discuss your best options for treatment. Endometriosis treatment depends on the severity of your condition and your desire for pregnancy. They may begin with medications to relieve pain or balance your hormones.
- Medical treatments oral birth control, diindolmethane (DIM), laparoscopy, laser CO2 vaporization, robotic surgery, bioidentical testosterone pellet therapy, depot lupron injectable (with add back) and orilssa (elagolix)
They may recommend surgery if medications don’t improve your condition. Dr. Edward Tangchitnob is a renowned gynecologic surgeon and master of minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrial tissue may relieve your pain and increase your chances of getting pregnant.
If you suffer from pelvic pain or abnormal vaginal bleeding, call the office of Tangchitnob MD or book an appointment online right away.