Each woman needs to lead a healthier life free of frequent pain from endometriosis and infertility that may put you away from enjoying the benefits of motherhood. Ulas Bozdogan, MD, FACOG, of Advanced Endometriosis Center understands the negative effects that could arise from untreated cases of mild and severe endometriosis. If you need a Bergen County or Midtown West infertility expert, call Advanced Endometriosis Center or book an appointment today.
Relationship between Fertility and Endometriosis
There is a statistical connection between infertility and endometriosis, given the number of affected women. About five to ten percent of women with mild endometriosis are fertile, while there is thirty to forty percent of infertile women with endometriosis. Endometriosis experts seek to prove the causal relationship of infertility for mild endometriosis.
For severe endometriosis, you can experience great discomfort following the scarring of your reproductive organs. Scarring distorts your ovarian cysts and fallopian tubes to mess up your fertility. Damaging the ovarian cysts inhibits further production of viable eggs while blocking your fallopian tubes keeps sperm out to prevent fertilization.
Some endometriosis cases trigger the production of substances that trigger pelvic inflammation and production of cells attacking and killing sperm in your body and impede egg movement.
Fertility-Friendly Treatments for Endometriosis
In case of moderate and mild endometriosis, your provider may use intrauterine insemination and ovarian hyperstimulation to improve your chances for pregnancy and delivery. If left untreated, mild endometriosis causes unpleasant symptoms and long-term effects like infertility. Endometriosis experts use surgical (laparoscopic removal of endometriosis lesions) and non-surgical (drugs) remedies to relieve you of pain and other effects of endometriosis.
For severe endometriosis, your provider may opt for surgical intervention. Your endometriosis expert considers the extent of distortions and scarring that could be the cause of your infertility. Removing endometrial tissue located in the pelvis, results may vary.
Highly effective and friendly treatments for endometriosis include laparoscopic removal and two variations of draining the cysts. Removing cysts measuring over four centimeters improves your fertility at the expense of egg follicles that could be damaged or removed in the process.
Improving Fertility Without Treating Endometriosis
Dr. Bozdogan considers your symptoms, needs, test results, health history, and family history of endometriosis and infertility to determine the best way forward. If you qualify for alternative treatments like in-vitro fertilization, he extracts undamaged eggs to improve pregnancy chances. The final result is based on the endometrial damage to your uterine walls.
Other Services Offered at Advanced Endometriosis Center
Dr. Bozdogan is highly specialized in the treatment of:
- Abnormal bleeding
- Ovarian cysts
- Urinary incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Pelvic pain
For each case, you’re granted a personalized treatment plan for effective and long-term results.
Endometriosis can cause massive discomfort and more serious effects like infertility. Advanced Endometriosis Center focuses on using the latest treatment techniques and technology to improve your chances of enjoying motherhood. To learn more about endometriosis, its causes, treatment options, and other services highlighted above, book an appointment today.