Stand up – with RSCNJ – to support endometriosis awareness month & the women affected by the disease
About 176 million women worldwide have endometriosis, which is a common cause of female infertility. Every March, women, their loved ones and healthcare providers including fertility specialists raise awareness about this disease and the pain and trouble it can cause.
Endometriosis occurs when cells of the endometrium (uterine lining), which normally shed during a woman’s menstruation because fertilization has not occurred, are found in the abdominal cavity where they don’t belong. This can cause an inflammatory response that often leaves women in pain.
Scar tissue can form on the fallopian tubes interfering with ovulation and causing infertility. The condition can also cause ovarian cysts called endometriomas that can affect ovulation, decrease egg quality and result in pelvic pain.
While there is no cure for the condition, doctors at RSC New Jersey can treat endometriosis to minimize pain and discomfort and help to achieve pregnancy. This is what we need women to know about, and why March is the month to get the word out.
If you or someone you know may have endometriosis, please make an appointment so we can do a proper evaluation.