Endometriosis pain can be quite excruciating and might have a considerable effect on your ability to perform your daily activities. If you realize any symptoms associated with endometriosis, Kristan Adams, MD, Kathryn Garren, WHNP, and Lilian Schapiro, MD, at Ideal Gynecology, LLC in Georgia can offer you the solution you need. These practitioners provide advanced medications for endometriosis to provide you with the relief of the pain that comes with it. For safe, effective diagnosis and treatment for endometriosis in McDonough or Atlanta, Georgia, call the Ideal Gynecology, LLC office today or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.
What Is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is the condition whereby the tissue, which usually lines your uterus (your endometrium), begins to grow in other places around your pelvic region. Each month, the body sheds this endometrium, which causes your menses. The plugs of this endometrial tissue outside the uterus also get inflamed and bleed, resulting in pain that can be quite unbearable in some women.
The blood gets stuck and results in the development of adhesions (where the tissue clings together) and scar tissue. This causes the pain to worsen to the point where it becomes impossible to function normally.
Endometriosis can significantly affect all aspects of your life including work, sports, and school. If you are struggling with adverse pelvic pain, it’s essential to find a gynecologist who cares about you and is experienced enough to determine an accurate diagnosis.
How to Diagnose Endometriosis?
The diagnosis process for endometriosis can be complex. In most cases, severe pelvic pain is the main symptom associated with endometriosis. The pain may worsen during your menses and can be incredibly painful during intercourse. At Ideal Gynecology, LLC, the providers begin your endometriosis evaluation by discussing your symptoms, physical exam, and a detailed medical history cross-check.
These diagnostic procedures offer a good indication that the cause of your symptoms might be endometriosis. Your provider will also perform an ultrasound scan around your pelvic area to confirm your diagnosis. If necessary, he or she may also recommend a laparoscopy.
Ideal Gynecology, LLC offers an exceptional patient experience through their in-house ultrasound facility. Patients can benefit from the services of a skilled technician with top-notch skills in conducting scans. Besides, the technician is gentle and thorough.
What Are the Available Treatment Options for Endometriosis?
Ideal Gynecology, LLC offers several treatment alternatives for endometriosis including:
- Progesterone IUD.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Gonadotrophin- releasing hormone agonists (GnRH).
- Birth control pills.
Conventionally, the only way to diagnose and treat endometriosis was through surgery and medications, which resulted in menopausal symptoms. Fortunately, at Ideal Gynecology, LLC, the providers can now offer an alternative medication, elagolix- this GnRH agonist suppresses endometriosis without causing any menopausal symptoms.
That said, Ideal Gynecology, LLC provides the safest and most effective diagnosis and treatments for endometriosis to women across Georgia. The providers welcome new patients to the practice and look forward to working closely with them to ensure they enjoy optimal general health. To find out about the available treatment options or request an appointment, call the McDonough or Atlanta office today.