Endometriosis? Who, Me?
Many patients who we see at Texas Fertility Center are surprised to find out that the primary cause of their infertility is endometriosis. Although this condition is very common, there are still many misconceptions about endometriosis. Over the course of the next few weeks, I’d like to take a few minutes to discuss this disease and why it’s important that we diagnose and treat it.
Uterine fibroids are the most common tumor of the female pelvis. They are so common that by age 35, 25% of Caucasian women, 40% of Hispanic women, and 50% of African American women have clinically significant fibroids – in other words, tumors that cause symptoms. These tumors are essentially always benign (not cancer), but they can cause significant fertility problems nonetheless.