When Love Hurts: Painful Sex and Endometriosis
Endometrial ablation surgery
Recent studies indicate that more than half of all women with endometriosis experience painful sexual intercourse. While many suffer in silence, others have discovered a procedure called endometrial ablation surgery that is very effective at eliminating the cause of the pain.
Painful sexual intercourse is typically an early warning sign of endometriosis, so if you have been experiencing pain during sex, it’s a good idea to see your doctor as soon as possible for a diagnosis.
Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the uterus begins growing outside the uterus. It’s the location of this abnormal tissue growth that causes pain during intercourse. When endometriosis is located behind the vagina and the lower region of the uterus it can trigger nerves or ligaments to cause pain during penetration. The pain ranges from mild to stabbing and excruciating.
Endometrial ablation is an outpatient procedure that can be used to effectively treat endometriosis. Endometrial ablation removes (or ablates) the inner endometrial lining. Using only hot water, and no incisions, this popular procedure helps to reduce or to stop menstrual flow. Even though this procedure minimizes or eliminates heavy bleeding for women, it does not affect normal hormone production or hormone levels.
Advantages of the endometrial ablation surgery include:
• Operating time of less than 30 minutes.
• Provides a 70 percent success rate with hydrothermal ablation on fibroids.
• Helps avoid open surgery of a hysterectomy.
For women of any age who are suffering from painful sex and symptoms of endometriosis, endometrial ablation is a quick and painless solution. This non-surgical procedure can help lessen the pain associated with excessive menstrual bleeding and endometriosis. Visit our site today or call the office at (310) 393-9359 to see if this procedure is right for you!