Treatment for Endometriosis in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan
The compassionate women’s health physicians at DMC Medical Group provide treatments for women who have endometriosis in Detroit and southeastern Michigan. This often painful disorder occurs when tissue that is similar to the tissue that lines the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis, but in rare cases may spread beyond the pelvic organs. We provide services in Bingham Farms, Bloomfield Hills, Commerce Township, Dearborn, Detroit, Farmington Hills, Hartland, and Livonia.
When endometriosis occurs, the endometrial-like tissue acts the way that endometrial tissue would, thickening, breaking down, and bleeding with each menstrual cycle. However, unlike endometrial tissue, the endometrial-like tissue does not have a way to exit the body and becomes trapped. Endometriosis that involves the ovaries can cause cysts to form, and the surrounding tissue becomes irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions, which are abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to one another.
Symptoms of endometriosis can include:
- Painful periods
- Pain with intercourse
- Pain with bowel movements or urination
- Excessive bleeding during or between periods
- Fatigue, especially during menstrual periods
- Diarrhea, especially during menstrual periods
- Constipation, especially during menstrual periods
- Bloating, especially during menstrual periods
- Nausea, especially during menstrual periods
The severity of pain from endometriosis is not necessarily an indicator or how severe the condition is, and the condition is often mistaken for other conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, or irritable bowel syndrome. This is why it is important to see a knowledgeable women’s health physician for diagnosis and treatment when you are experiencing any symptoms of endometriosis or other conditions with similar symptoms.
Effective treatments for endometriosis in Detroit are available, and your physician will discuss them with you if you receive an endometriosis diagnosis. Treatment may include pain medication, hormone therapy, conservative surgery, fertility treatment, or hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries. Our women’s health physicians at DMC Medical Group will provide you with an examination for your condition, diagnosis, and work with you to create the best treatment plan for you. Call us today at (888) 542-7028 to schedule an appointment.