Endometriosis

Endometriosis is defined as endometrial (uterine lining) tissue that grows outside of the uterine cavity. It typically occurs in the pelvis on uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes. It can also occur on lungs and intestines as well. Endometriosis often causes severe menstrual cramping before your period begins or pain during intercourse. It can be diagnosed on ultrasound if the tissue grows inside the ovary and forms an ovarian cyst. Endometriosis is most accurately diagnosed by a surgery called laparoscopy.
Endometriosis
There is an association between endometriosis and infertility. Endometriosis can affect the anatomy of the pelvis, scar the fallopian tubes, create adhesions, and cause inflammation of the pelvic organs. It can also affect the way an egg develops and releases from the ovary and decrease egg quality.

Endometriosis may impair embryo implantation in the uterus and decrease pregnancy rates. Surgical treatment to destroy the tissue may be recommended and can improve fertility. In Vitro Fertilization is often the most effective treatment for patients with moderate to severe endometriosis

Read more about Endometriosis and Infertility here.

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Delaware Valley Institute of Fertility & Genetics
Centers in South New Jersey

Marlton Fertility Office
6000 Sagemore Drive, Suite 6102
Marlton NJ 08053
856-988-0072
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Vineland FERTILITY OFFICE
2950 College Drive, Suite 2B
Vineland NJ 08360
856-794-8080
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Princeton FERTILITY OFFICE
Forrestal Professional Center
10 Forrestal Road South
Princeton NJ 08540
  856-988-0072
 856-988-0056 Fax
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