Endometriosis FAQs

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when cells from the lining of the womb (uterus) grow in other areas of the body. This can cause pain, heavy bleeding, bleeding between periods, and problems getting pregnant (infertility).

What should I do if I think I may have endometriosis?

If you believe that you may have endometriosis, you should book an appointment with Dr. Hill to consult with him about your symptoms. At your OBGYN appointment, Dr. Hill will be able to determine if you have endometriosis through a pelvic exam and testing. If you are diagnosed with endometriosis, Dr. Hill will recommend specific treatment methods for you.

What are my options for treating endometriosis?

Endometriosis can be treated with surgical procedures such as cauterization, laser ablation, or resection of endometrial implants. Birth control pills and other types of hormonal interventions can also treat the symptoms of endometriosis.

What is the resection of endometriosis?

Surgical removal of the endometriosis implants-with or without removal of the ovaries and uterus- may be recommended for those with endometriosis. This surgery can be quite complex as endometriosis can involve the colon, rectum, bladder, and ureters. This surgery is commonly completed as a laparoscopic procedure that is performed with heightened visualization and with the instrumentation of robotic assistance.

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