Endometriosis Specialist

Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG -  - Obstetrics & Gynecology


Stefan Novac, M.D., FACOG

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Pembroke Pines, FL

As an experienced board-certified OB/GYN, Stefan Novac, MD, FACOG, uses innovative and advanced techniques to treat endometriosis. Women in Pembroke Pines and Weston, Florida, choose ACE OBGYN for relief from the pain and suffering associated with endometriosis. Call the office to schedule a personal consultation, or use the online scheduler to book today.

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

You have a specific type of tissue called endometrial tissue that grows inside your uterus. Your body sheds this tissue that lines your uterus during your monthly menstrual cycle.

Endometriosis is a painful condition that occurs when your endometrial tissue begins to grow erratically outside the uterus. If you have endometriosis, the endometrial tissue can grow on your Fallopian tubes, ovaries, ureters, bladder, rectum, or intestines.

The tissue still sheds during your monthly period, but it’s trapped in your body and can’t exit as it normally would through your vagina. When this happens, symptoms arise.

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

Endometriosis has several notable symptoms, including:

  • Pelvic and lower back pain
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Spotting between periods
  • Difficulty with bowel movements
  • Pain during urination
  • Strong menstruation cramps

Other common symptoms include fatigue, bloating, and frequent nausea.

What causes endometriosis?

The exact cause of endometriosis is still unknown, but research points to the following:

  • Immune system disorder
  • Problems with the flow of your menstrual blood
  • Cells outside the uterus can transform into uterine cells
  • Spread through surgery

There’s also evidence that endometriosis has a genetic component as it seems to run in the family.

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

To diagnose endometriosis, Dr. Novac meets with you to discuss your symptoms and health history. He performs a thorough physical and pelvic exam. He may also use an ultrasound machine to make an official diagnosis.

How is endometriosis treated?

To treat the pain that endometriosis causes, Dr. Novac recommends over-the-counter pain relievers. If your pain is severe, he may prescribe something stronger.

Other treatment measures include birth control pills, hormone treatments, and surgical procedures to remove the abnormal tissue growth. In extreme cases, a hysterectomy may be the best solution.

Dr. Novac customizes a plan to meet your specific needs. He’ll go over your treatment options with you so that you know exactly what to expect.

If you think you may have endometriosis, you don’t have to suffer any longer. Dr. Novac and his committed team can help. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online scheduler to book now.