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.
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.
Endometriosis has several notable symptoms, including:
Other common symptoms include fatigue, bloating, and frequent nausea.
The exact cause of endometriosis is still unknown, but research points to the following:
There’s also evidence that endometriosis has a genetic component as it seems to run in the family.
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.
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.