Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a very common cause of infertility in patients seen in this practice. It is a condition commonly associated with couples putting off having their families until later - as having a pregnancy early in one’s reproductive life seems to create some barrier to its development. Basically, one finds cysts filled with old degenerate blood on the reproductive structures and when it is more advanced, adhesions can form binding the tubes and ovaries together. The reason that endometriosis causes infertility is still not fully determined and many people will respond to simple medical and surgical treatments. However, some couples will still not conceive and require various reproductive therapies.

 

Endometriosis