You might have heard that endometriosis is often a cause of infertility. But what is it, really? What things that you’ve heard about it are true? Which of the things you’ve heard are myths? For Endometriosis Awareness Month, we want to make sure you know what the real story is.
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue grows outside of the uterus, causing pain during your period and at other times. It’s hard to diagnose and can be tricky to treat as well, often requiring surgery.
Facts About Endometriosis
About 176 million women suffer from endometriosis
It is not caused or influenced by lifestyle choices
About half of women with endometriosis also have pain during intercourse
The disease is just as common in younger women and teenagers as it is in older women
Endometriosis cannot be cured by hormonal treatments, although the symptoms can be subdued while taking medication
Pregnancy does not cure endometriosis
Endometriosis is not when the uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, but rather, when tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus
Being diagnosed with endometriosis does not mean you can never have children
Even if you have a hysterectomy, it might not cure endometriosis
If you’ve had an abortion, that wasn’t the cause of any endometriosis
If you have severe pain during your period, you might suffer from endometriosis. And if you’re trying to conceive a baby while having that condition, there are specific actions you should and should not take. Talk to a physician today to make sure you are equipped to thrive and reach your goals! Contact us anytime at 717-747-3099 or click on the button below.
Dr. Melanie Ochalski
P.S. If you’d like to learn more but don’t want to commit to a phone call or a visit just yet, you can check out our free webinar here.