About 11% of American women suffer from endometriosis. Characterized by chronic pelvic pain and severe menstrual symptoms, endometriosis can make sex unenjoyable, reduce your ability to get pregnant, and significantly impact your quality of life.
Endometriosis happens when the lining of your uterus begins to grow outside your uterus. It can grow around your reproductive organs, intestines, bladder, and more. If left untreated, scar tissue can form and damage your organs, causing pain.
If you find endometriosis pain is interfering with your daily life, and conservative treatment methods haven’t worked, it’s time to find long-term relief. Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, specializes in minimally invasive endometriosis surgery, and he can help you end your pelvic pain. Endometriosis surgery can significantly reduce your pain and symptoms associated with the condition and help you enjoy life again.
Endometriosis is most common in women between the ages of 30-50, but it can affect women at any age. It commonly causes pelvic pain, and it can make getting pregnant difficult. If you have endometriosis, you might experience:
Many women with endometriosis experience nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or bloating that is amplified during their menstrual periods. Between periods, you may have irregular bleeding or spotting. The growths of uterine lining can cause inflammation, development of scar tissue, and block your fallopian tubes.
With minimally invasive surgery, Dr. Swainston can remove the abnormal growths. To help you decide if surgery is the best option to treat your endometriosis, he’ll perform a pelvic exam and talk with you about your symptoms. If surgery is the best option for you, you can expect significant improvement in your symptoms. Once the growths are removed, you should experience less pain, have more manageable menstrual periods, and see increased fertility.
Dr. Swainston uses the latest in minimally invasive surgical technology to help women find relief from endometriosis pain. He performs most procedures with small tools and a camera, which are inserted into your abdomen through small incisions.
Dr. Swainston will remove the abnormal growths and any scar tissue that has developed as a result of the growths. In most cases, he can successfully remove the abnormal tissue without affecting your ability to have children. In fact, minimally invasive endometriosis surgery can help clear any blockages of your fallopian tubes, which can boost your chances of getting pregnant.
In more serious cases, Dr. Swainston may recommend a hysterectomy to treat endometriosis. For women who don’t want to have any more children, hysterectomies are a particularly effective option. A hysterectomy removes your uterus and eliminates the possibility of your uterine lining growing elsewhere in your abdomen.
You don’t have to live with the chronic pelvic pain of endometriosis. If you haven’t found relief from endometriosis through conservative treatments, minimally invasive surgery can greatly improve your quality of life. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Darin Swainston, MD, FACOG, today.