Endometriosis Evaluation & Treatment

Endometriosis Seasons Women's Care

Endometriosis Evaluation & Treatment

Endometriosis Evaluation & Treatment 1200 600 Seasons Women's Care

Endometriosis affects over 6 million women and girls in the U.S. This painful and chronic condition occurs when the uterus lining (called the endometrium) is found outside the uterus. Endometrium can occur on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, ligaments, and other uterus areas.

Endometrial growths can also be found on the bowel, bladder, vagina, vulva, and cervix. Less commonly they are found in the lung, arm, thigh, and other locations.

Endometrial tissue changes into lesions or growths that react to the menstrual cycle as if part of the uterine lining. This tissue will build up, then break down and shed similar to the uterus during the menstrual cycle. Since it has no way to flow out of the body like the blood and tissue released during your monthly cycle, it causes internal bleeding, scar tissue, bowel problems, and even infertility.


Endometriosis is a very painful condition that is sometimes hard to diagnose. Symptoms include fatigue, painful sex, and bowel movements, especially before and during your period, and pain before and during sex.

In order to correctly diagnose the condition, your doctor will perform a minor surgical procedure called a laparoscopy. This will show the size, location, and extent of the growth and help your doctor suggest the best treatment choices.


The exact causes are unknown. There are several theories about how this painful illness develops. One theory suggests that menstrual tissue backs up through the fallopian tubes into the abdomen where it starts to grow. Other experts associate the condition with immune system or hormone problems. Another theory proposes that the endometrial tissue is dispersed from the uterus through the lymph system or blood stream.

Some physicians believe that the condition can be passed through families genetically. Researchers have uncovered a startling link between the development of endometriosis and dioxin (TCCD) exposure. Dioxin is a toxic byproduct of bleached pulp and paper products and pesticide manufacturing.

If you have any of the symptoms of Endometriosis, then call the offices of Seasons Women’s Care, the premier OBGYN serving West Palm Beach and Wellington, FL. We would be happy to schedule an appointment where you can discuss your symptoms with a doctor and learn more about this condition. You’ll find our office a safe haven where you can openly talk about your issues with women who understand. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.