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Endometriosis services offered in North Reading, MA

When you have persistent pelvic pain or heavy periods, it may be an early warning sign of endometriosis. At Nova Women’s Health, ultrasounds and other advanced diagnostic tests are available to determine the root cause of your pain. Anju Nayar, MD, FACOG, and the medical providers specialize in nonsurgical treatments to manage endometriosis symptoms. They also perform minimally invasive surgery to remove excess tissue when necessary. Call the North Reading, Massachusetts, office to schedule an endometriosis consultation or book an appointment online today. 

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where your uterine lining (endometrium) grows outside your uterus. The tissue can cover nearby organs like your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and bowels.

Even when it’s outside your uterus, the tissue continues to act like it usually does, thickening and breaking down each month during your period. However, the tissue has no way to exit your body and becomes trapped, which can lead to chronic pain and a range of other symptoms.

Nova Women’s Health offers comprehensive care for adolescent girls and adult women with endometriosis. The providers use advanced technologies to diagnose the condition and take an integrative approach to treating endometriosis and its symptoms.

When should I get medical care for endometriosis?

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Nova’s Women’s Health if you have persistent endometriosis symptoms such as:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain with sex
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Intense menstrual cramps

You can also benefit from a diagnostic evaluation for endometriosis if you experience issues getting pregnant but aren’t sure what’s causing your infertility.

Nova Women’s Health offers in-office ultrasounds and laparoscopic procedures to identify the location of abnormal endometrial tissue. The providers customize a care plan to ease pain and other symptoms and prevent infertility and other complications.

How is endometriosis treated?

There are several treatments available at Nova Women’s Health to manage endometriosis and its symptoms. Your provider may recommend one or more strategies like:

Over-the-counter medications

Anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medications improve your overall comfort, especially during your period. If over-the-counter medications aren’t working, the providers can prescribe a stronger medicine.

Hormone therapy

Hormone therapy can slow the growth of endometrial tissue to ease pain and regulate your periods. The team can prescribe hormonal birth control or other medications that shrink existing tissue to provide lasting relief from pelvic pain and other symptoms.

Minimally invasive surgery

If excess tissue is severe or you have difficulties getting pregnant, you may be a candidate for surgery to remove it. The providers use minimally invasive techniques to remove endometrial tissue from your reproductive organs and other structures.

Call Nova Women’s Health to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for endometriosis symptoms or book an appointment online today.