Endometriosis is a condition that causes uterine (endometrial) tissue to grow outside of the uterus, which can result in severe pain, internal scarring, and other concerns that can cause changes to a woman's pelvic anatomy and affect fertility.
Fortunately, we offer multiple fertility treatment options for patients with endometriosis at Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health in Phoenix, AZ. During your consultation, we will discuss your medical history and concerns to begin creating a custom-tailored treatment plan. Contact Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health today to schedule a no-cost consultation and learn more.
While the cause of endometriosis is currently unknown, doctors and researchers have identified some potential risk factors:
One of our doctors will review your medical history, listen closely to your symptoms, and use a number of tests or examinations to perform an accurate diagnosis.
Cases of endometriosis range from mild to severe, depending on the way it alters pelvic anatomy. It is unclear how mild endometriosis affects fertility, but it may impact the quality or quantity of eggs. More severe cases can cause a blockage in the fallopian tubes, which prevents fertilization. Your doctor will assess the severity of your endometriosis to determine how it might be affecting your fertility. Once we further understand the nature of your condition, we can begin discussing treatment options.
If you have already tried more conservative treatments for endometriosis and are still having difficulty conceiving, we offer different options to help you achieve a successful pregnancy. Your treatment plan may include:
Each of these procedures requires a high level of expertise, so it is important that you select a fertility center with a proven track record of success like Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health.
If you are interested in learning more about endometriosis and its effects on fertility, contact Arizona Associates for Reproductive Health today.