Endometriosis

No one knows what causes it, but we do know that endometriosis can cause infertility. No matter what, we’ll be by your side to figure out the problem, treat it and help with fertility.

We can work on this together.

What Is Endometriosis?

The tissue lining your uterus is called the endometrium. Normally, this tissue is shed each month during your period. In endometriosis, tissue that looks and acts like endometrial tissue implants outside the uterus. Each month, it builds up, breaks down and bleeds – but the blood has nowhere to go. This causes surrounding tissue to become inflamed or swollen. It can also cause scar tissue, chronic pain and heavy periods.

Causes & Treatments

We’re not sure what causes it, but we do know that endometriosis can cause infertility. We also know that your risk is higher for developing it if you are Caucasian, gave birth for the first time after age 30 and/or have a close female relative with it.

No matter what, your INTEGRIS physician or OB/GYN will be with you to help figure out the problem, treat it and even refer you to INTEGRIS’ renowned fertility experts for help with infertility. Because when you choose an INTEGRIS physician, you’re entering into a family of women’s health care specialists, and you’ll always have someone to guide you through all of your health care decisions.

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