Endometriosis is actually a lot more prevalent of an issue than many people might assume. Recent reports submitted by experts in the field of medical science revealed a shocking revelation that only one-third of women in the United States know what endometriosis is, even though it has affected approximately one out of every ten women in the country.

This health condition occurs in women when their uterine tissues grow outside of the uterus. However, many women confuse the symptoms of endometriosis with period pain, as this tissue responds to the menstrual cycle of a woman. However, the grown tissue is incapable of leaving your body, which means that you may experience inflammation and lesions when you are suffering from endometriosis.

The above-mentioned symptoms may potentiality lead to infertility. So if you are having any sort of pain or distress, it is best to schedule an appointment to our free women’s clinic and seek the help of an experienced care provider. The care provider will initially ask you a few questions such as:

  • When did you start experiencing the symptoms?
  • What are the prominent symptoms?
  • How often are you experiencing these symptoms?
  • Have you taken any kind of medication?

Answering the questions will help the care provider to properly diagnose your health issues. The care provider will then give you a clear idea of what endometriosis is and will also ask you to perform a laparoscopy to confirm whether you are suffering from the said condition or not.

During the laparoscopy, the care provider will carefully insert a tiny camera into your abdomen to thoroughly examine your internal organs. The main purpose of this examination is to find out if any abnormal endometrial tissue is present in the patient. If there happens to be any abnormal endometrial tissue, then the care provider from our free women’s clinic will determine its location and size and put forward an efficient treatment plan to treat the issue.

Treatment for endometriosis may significantly vary on a case-by-case basis and it will entirely depend on the disease location, severity of the issue, presence of other symptoms, and your age. However, in most cases, health care providers treat endometriosis with a surgery, medication, or a combination of both. Get in touch with our community health care clinic to learn more about endometriosis.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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