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Endometriosis is found in as many as 35% of women undergoing evaluation for infertility, but its cause is not completely understood. Women who have endometriosis may experience significant pelvic pain as well as infertility, but a diagnosis of endometriosis does not have to mean the end to your dream of growing your family.

Our expert staff has had good success in helping women with endometriosis achieve pregnancy without being subjected to extensive and invasive procedures. We will work with you to find the right treatment option for you.

Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which endometrial tissue (the cells that line the inside of the uterus) implants outside of the uterus. One theory as to why endometriosis causes infertility problems is that the displaced tissue causes an inflammatory reaction that compromises normal sperm and eggs vitality and function. Suppressing menstruation with GnRH agonists is an effective method of temporarily reducing symptoms of endometriosis. However, unfortunately, therapeutic effects are often short-lived. Laparoscopy and ablation (destruction) of the endometriosis is another successful therapeutic option. In vitro fertilization is typically the most effective treatment option in patients with endometriosis.

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