Endometriosis services offered on Upper East Side, New York, NY

Around 10% of women in their reproductive years get a painful condition called endometriosis, which has symptoms that tend to flare up during their periods. At TārāMD in the Upper East Side area of Manhattan in New York City, you can receive personalized integrative endometriosis care from gynecologist Suzanne Fenske, MD, FACOG. To find out if endometriosis is causing your pelvic pain, call TārāMD or book an appointment online today.

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful chronic disorder that affects you during your reproductive years. The endometrium, the lining of your uterus, starts to grow in other areas. With endometriosis, endometrial cells grow on the surfaces of other organs and tissues inside your abdomen and pelvis.

The problem with this unusual tissue growth is that it follows the same pattern that your uterine lining follows throughout the menstrual cycle. About once a month, it swells up, breaks down, and later sheds. There is then no way for it to exit your body, so the lining irritates surrounding tissues and can cause issues like pain, adhesions, and cysts. 

What are the most common symptoms of endometriosis?

Pain in and around your pelvis is perhaps the most common symptom of endometriosis, and it can take on a few different qualities. Some people are asymptomatic and do not experience any discomfort from their endometriosis, while others find their pain debilitating. 

Your endometriosis might cause:

  • Painful periods
  • Painful intercourse
  • Painful urination
  • Bleeding during urination
  • Bleeding during bowel movements
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Extreme menstrual cramps

Additionally, endometriosis can cause fertility problems that make it exceedingly difficult for you to get pregnant. Luckily, you might be able to improve your fertility with specialized treatments or even with alternative therapies like acupuncture. 

How can I manage my endometriosis?

TārāMD employs elements of holistic, functional, and integrative health care in all of their treatments for endometriosis alongside evidence-based conventional practices. Your personalized care plan is unique to you and examines the causes and contributing factors of your condition and its symptoms.

You can manage and reduce endometriosis symptoms with an integrative care plan that might involve:

  • Acupuncture
  • Nutrition
  • Pelvic physical therapy
  • Health coaching
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Supplements and botanicals
  • Mind-body therapy

Your personalized treatment plan helps you manage your overall health and wellness to minimize the pain and fertility problems that often come with endometriosis. At TaraMD, your physicianYour provider focuses on your unique journey, and makes a plan tailored to your relief.

If you experience frequent discomfort, especially around your periods, and to learn more about Endometriosis, call TārāMD or schedule your appointment online today.