Endometriosis is associated with pain (which includes but is not limited to dysmenorrhea = pelvic pain with menstruation, dyspareunia especially during menses = pelvic pain with sexual intercourse, dysuria especially during menses = pelvic pain with urination, dyschezia especially during menses = pelvic pain with bowel movements, and pelvic pain throughout the entire month) and infertility (mostly difficulty with conceiving but some evidence also suggests endometriosis may be associated with miscarriage). Endometriosis may cause no symptoms, pain only, infertility only, or both pain and infertility.
The treatment options that have been shown to be effective for pain that is associated with endometriosis are different from the treatment options that have been shown to be effective for infertility that is associated with endometriosis. Therefore, the treatments for endometriosis will be discussed based on the symptom that is being treated.
At The NJ Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, Eric Daiter MD has been following the research reports on the treatment alternatives for endometriosis and he is able to help you find a treatment option that best fits your lifestyle, should be effective, and is as affordable as possible.