Endometriosis is a painful, chronic condition that affects millions of women in the United States, but new and progressive treatments can provide relief from the symptoms associated with the condition. At Tchabo Care Obstetrics & Gynecology, Dr. Jean-Gilles Tchabo and his staff offer the latest endometriosis treatments for women in the Arlington, Virginia, area, as well as on-going guidance for any complications endometriosis can cause with fertility or menopause.
Endometriosis is when the lining of tissue that’s typically found inside the uterus, grows outside of it, which can end up affecting the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Endometriosis typically causes severe pain in the pelvis region, especially before and during periods. Some women also experience lower back pain or pain in the abdominal area.
Other symptoms of this condition include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Tchabo and his team can work up a full evaluation and get you started on a treatment plan.
Researchers don’t know the underlying cause of this condition, but certain factors might play a role in its development, such as:
Endometriosis can cause fertility problems when left untreated: women with this condition might have a more difficult time conceiving due to blockages in the fallopian tubes or damaged eggs. Endometriosis is also associated with a higher occurrence of ovarian cancer, but this is a low risk overall.
Dr. Tchabo reviews treatment options with each patient. These options might differ depending on the patient’s symptoms, the severity of the condition, and whether or not the patient is planning on having children. Generally, treatment options include:
Since each case is unique, contact Tchabo Care Obstetrics & Gynecology to find the best of course of action.
At Tchabo Care Obstetrics & Gynecology, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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