Dr. Anil Pinto has passionately spent several years sculpting his practice into a place where patients come for answers and optimal treatment. Many times, patients don’t realize that they are infertile until years after trying unsuccessfully to conceive. One of the most common illnesses that affect women early on is endometriosis. Dr. Pinto offers reproductive healthcare for patients living in Dallas, McKinney, Grapevine, and Rockwall, Texas who battle this painful condition. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), endometriosis is the underlying factor in about 30 percent of all infertility cases.
Have you been experiencing severe abdominal or pelvic pain during your menstrual cycle? If so, then you may suffer from a medical condition called endometriosis. According to ACOG, endometriosis is a common condition affecting 10 to 15 percent of reproductive-aged women. Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows on the outside of your uterus. The excess tissue thickens, tears down, and bleeds just like it normally would during your period. The problem, however, is that because the tissue is forming and breaking down on the outside of the uterus, internal bleeding, swelling, and excessive pain and discomfort occur. Surgery is often needed to relieve pain, remove adhesions, and dissolve the development of scar tissue around the uterus and surrounding organs. For patients living in Dallas, McKinney, Grapevine, Tyler, and Rockwall, Texas, ReproMed Fertility Center offers clinically effective treatments for endometriosis.
- Pain Medicine – often medication treatment options are reccommended before opting to have surgery.
- Hormone Therapy – By prescribing a hormonal contraceptive like birth control pills or hormone regulating patches, Dr. Pinto can help a woman control the hormones that create the composition of endometrial tissue every month. In some cases, injectable drugs are used that hinder a menstruation cycle or decrease hormone levels and significantly relieve pain associated with endometriosis and block tissue from forming outside the uterine wall.
- Surgery – Conservative surgery may be a viable option for women who are looking to become pregnant but suffer from endometriosis. During conservative surgery, the physician removes growths, built-up scar tissue, and adhesions without damaging or completely removing a woman’s reproductive organs.
If you continue to experience pain even after starting on prescribed medication, Dr. Pinto recommends patients use heating pads and take warm baths to help relieve tightened pelvic muscles and reduce soreness and pain.
Risks and Complications
ReproMed Fertility Center provides his Dallas, Rockwall, Grapevine, and McKinney patients with treatment options for endometriosis, while educating them that there is a strong likelihood that complications associated with the disorder and treatment can cause infertility.
Contact Dr. Pinto Today!
If you have pain originating in your pelvis around the time of your menstrual cycle, we encourage you to contact our fertility center . Our skilled doctors and highly trained staff will listen to your symptoms, perform an evaluation, and effectively diagnose your illness. Often, health conditions worsen over time, especially if they go untreated. Let our team craft individualized treatment options for you before it’s too late.