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Endometriosis

Many people may be surprised to hear just how common endometriosis is. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 10 women worldwide may be affected by the condition. Endometriosis is a serious women’s health issue that often goes unrecognized.

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Endometriosis

Many people may be surprised to hear just how common endometriosis is. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 10 women worldwide may be affected by the condition. Endometriosis is a serious women’s health issue that often goes unrecognized.

What Is Endometriosis?

 

Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows outside the uterine cavity in areas such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and abdominal cavity. The excess tissue can cause irritation and pain in the organs where the endometrial tissue is growing and this irritation can develop into bands of scar-like tissue (adhesions) that can make it difficult for women to become pregnant.

 

What Signs Or Symptoms Are Associated With Endometriosis?

 

  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Painful periods or an abnormal menstrual cycle
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Infertility
  • Feeling bloated or suffering from diarrhea or constipation
  • Frequent urination

 

How Does RAD Diagnose And Treat Endometriosis?

 

After patients complete a medical history and assessment, surgeons at RAD confirm an endometriosis diagnosis using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure. The surgeons make three to four small incisions about 1/4-inch wide near the abdomen and use a camera to see the reproductive organs. Surgeons use the larger incision to make room for a tissue morcellator, which reduces the recovery time to two weeks instead of four to six weeks.

After surgery, patients will stay at our DOCS Surgical Center for one to four hours while they recover. Patients are not rushed and will not be discharged until they feel comfortable and are able to drink fluids and eat small snacks.


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4735 Ogletown-Stanton Road
M.A.P. 2, Suite #3217
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: (302) 602-8822
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2700 Silverside Road, Suite 2A
Wilmington, DE 19810
Phone: (302) 602-8822
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Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 602-8822
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