Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus, in places such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the lining of the pelvis. This can lead to pain, inflammation, and scarring, and may also affect fertility.
The exact cause of endometriosis is not fully understood, but it is believed to be related to a combination of genetic, hormonal, and immune system factors. Symptoms of endometriosis can vary but may include painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, pain during sex, infertility, and gastrointestinal problems such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.
There is no cure for endometriosis, but there are several treatment options available to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. These may include pain medications, hormonal therapies, surgery, or a combination of these approaches. If you are experiencing symptoms of endometriosis, it is important to speak with your healthcare provider to discuss your options for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Corona has had decades of experience treating patients with endometriosis. She will discuss with you your symptoms and the management of the condition. She will perform an ultrasound to assist in her evaluation and take the next steps as required in partnership with the patient.