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Category: Endometriosis

My Sister Has Infertility, Am I At Risk?

Infertility is a personal crisis, typically between a committed couple who are trying to conceive without success. They follow the course and have all the tests and get to the bottom of their inability to conceive. The specialist then comes up with the treatment best suited for the patient and their partner.   The Common […]

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Family History of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful condition suffered by more than six and a half million women of menstruating age in the United States. Endometriosis happens when tissue that is similar to the endometrium or lining of the uterus is found outside of the uterus, often attached to other organs. Displaced endometrium-like tissue tends to attach to […]

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Does Endometriosis Mean You’re Infertile

Roughly 5 million women in the United States suffer from a condition known as endometriosis. For some the symptoms are severe, causing crushing pain during your period, making intercourse very uncomfortable, and making you feel wiped out for most of the month. In other cases, about 20 percent, women present with no discernible, or uncomfortable, […]

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The Causes of Endometriosis and Its Impact on Your Fertility

The pain may begin subtly, so subtly, in fact, you may not realize anything is amiss. Your periods become a bit more “crampy”, sex is uncomfortable, and maybe you’re constipated, or have trouble urinating. Your menstrual flow may become much heavier, and, overtime you experience some excruciating pain. These are the symptoms of endometriosis. Unfortunately, […]

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Dr. Bayrak presentation about endometriosis at the 2nd American Fertility Expo on April 28, 2018 in Pasadena

Endometriosis affects one in ten women in the general population and up to 50% of women with infertility may have endometriosis. It can be difficult to diagnose endometriosis clinically and in some women it can be present with minimal symptoms, but yet it can cause significant inflammation of the pelvic organs which can lead to […]

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Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Infertility

Can Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Endometriosis, as discussed in a prior blog, is a condition found in women of reproductive age which commonly causes symptoms of pelvic pain and difficulty conceiving. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), up to 50% of women with endometriosis may have subfertility, reducing the probability of having a […]

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Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Pain

  An article was published this month in Fertility and Sterility which focused on new developments in the medical treatment of endometriosis1. Before understanding the new developments, let’s discuss some of the traditional treatment strategies and their limitations. As discussed in the blog reviewing endometriosis causes, we know that it is an estrogen-dependent disease and […]

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Endometriosis – An Overview

What is it? Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue located outside of the uterus. It has been estimated to affect up to 10% of reproductive aged women and as high as 25-50% of women with pelvic pain and/or unexplained infertility1,2. Endometrial implants can range from 1 mm superficial peritoneal […]

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Treating Endometriosis

There are many treatments for endometriosis and the right one depends on the particular case, associated symptoms and desire for pregnancy. Consult your obstetrician-gynecologist or a fertility specialist, if you have endometriosis or have symptoms suspicious for endometriosis. The treatment can be observation, medical or surgical depending on many variables and individual circumstances. There is […]

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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition where endometrium, the type of tissue that lines the inside of the uterus (womb), grows in other parts of the body. Unlike in the uterus, where this tissue is shed every month during the menstrual period and then exits the body, the tissue shed by this misplaced endometrium has no exit […]

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