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Endometriosis Specialist

Nile Women's Health Care

OBGYNs & Certified Midwives located in Roswell, GA & Johns Creek, GA

Some cramping around your period is normal. But endometriosis can cause excessive, ongoing pain in your pelvic region. If you think you might be living with endometriosis, don’t hesitate to contact Nile Women's Health Care in Roswell and Suwanee, Georgia. Their dedicated team can get you a quick, accurate diagnosis so you can get started with effective endometriosis treatment. Call the office or schedule your appointment online today.

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that’s supposed to line your uterus grows where it shouldn’t. 

During your menstrual cycle each month, this tissue — called your endometrium — thickens and your body sheds it. The shed endometrium leaves your body via your normal menstrual flow.

But when you have endometriosis, your endometrium grows outside of your uterus. It can grow on your ovaries, your fallopian tubes, and a variety of other places. This causes a problem when your body goes to shed the endometrium during your monthly cycle. 

As it thickens and bleeds, it doesn’t have anywhere to go. This causes painful symptoms and can even threaten your fertility. 

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Most women with endometriosis get diagnosed because of pelvic pain. Some of the most common symptoms of this condition include:

  • Painful cramping during the menstrual cycle that lasts a few days into your period
  • Pain during sex
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain when you urinate or during bowel movements
  • Heavy bleeding during your period and/or bleeding between periods
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea

If these symptoms sound familiar, talk to your Nile Women's Health Care provider about them. They offer a range of testing to accurately diagnose endometriosis so you can start treatment and put a stop to the resulting pain. 

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

One of the primary endometriosis diagnostic procedures is a pelvic exam, during which your provider at Nile Women's Health Care checks your pelvis for scars or cysts around your uterus. They also offer in-office ultrasounds. 

How is endometriosis treated?

Depending on the severity of your condition, there are a number of treatment options available. Many women get relief from endometriosis by taking hormonal birth control. 

If you’re trying to get pregnant, your provider at Nile Women's Health Care can offer alternate medications to regulate your body while keeping you fertile. 

If medication isn’t successful for you, there are surgical options, including minimally invasive surgeries. The Nile Women's Health Care team includes experts in minimally invasive surgery and work with you until you determine if it's right for you. 

If you have painful periods or chronic pelvic or lower back pain, call Nile Women's Health Care or book your appointment online to find out if you have endometriosis.