Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Burlington, MA

Endometriosis services offered in Burlington, MA

Endometriosis affects more than 10% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States. Endometriosis can have a significant impact on your quality of life. The team at Burlington OBGYN Associates. specializes in diagnosing and treating endometriosis. We have helped countless women reduce their symptoms and improve their wellbeing through effective treatment of Endometriosis. Call our office to book a consultation or request an appointment through the book online link.

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological condition in which the endometrial tissue that lines your uterus grows in other areas of your body where it doesn’t belong. The displaced cells are most often found in your pelvic area, although they can also grow on other organs, including your bowels and organs inside your chest cavity.

The condition isn’t cancerous or life-threatening, but the symptoms it causes can affect your day-to-day life. Experts at Burlington OBGYN Associates specialize in managing endometriosis and can provide the care you need to relieve your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

The type and severity of your symptoms from endometriosis may vary. In fact, some women don’t experience any symptoms at all, while others suffer from them every day.

Common symptoms include:

  • Painful periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain during urination or defecation
  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Infertility

Endometriosis may also cause gastrointestinal distress, such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating, or nausea, which may worsen during menstruation.

 How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Endometriosis can be challenging to diagnose due to the types of symptoms experienced, which can result from many causes. Our experts may recommend laparoscopic exam to diagnose endometriosis. During this minimally invasive procedure, your provider inserts a surgical camera through a tiny incision in your abdominal area to view your reproductive organs and look for the displaced endometrial tissue.


What are the treatments for endometriosis?

Treatment for endometriosis varies and depends on the severity of your symptoms and your future pregnancy plans. For women with endometriosis who don’t desire to get pregnant hormonal contraceptive therapy for hormonal suppression could be an option.

Experts Burlington OBGYN Associates may prescribe a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, which stops the hormones that create the endometrial tissue and ovulation. This treatment puts you into temporary menopause but halts the growth of the tissue.

There are also newer medications that can facilitate relief of symptoms from endometriosis that can be used as well. Our experts will discuss these options with you on a case-by-case basis and help select the best possible treatment plan.

If you’re trying to get pregnant and suspect you may have endometriosis, a consultation with the team at Burlington OBGYN Associates is highly encouraged. A consultation will help assess fertility concerns that may result from endometriosis.

Endometriosis is common, but it has the potential to impact your quality of life. For a comprehensive evaluation of endometriosis and all your gynecological needs, call Burlington OBGYN Associates or request an appointment online today.