Endometriosis Specialist

Aesthetics & Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Bluffton, Ottawa, and Findlay, Ohio.

Aesthetics & Board Certified Obstetrics & Gynecologist located in Bluffton, OH & Ottawa, OH

Is endometriosis affecting your quality of life? Desrene Brown, MD, and the team at Northwest Ohio OB-GYN in Bluffton, Ottawa, and Findlay, Ohio, use the latest diagnostic tools, like 3D ultrasound, to get you the most accurate picture of the problem. They then help you find treatment options to give you relief from your painful symptoms, customizing a treatment plan to your unique situation. Call or schedule an appointment online today to start finally feeling relief.

Endometriosis Q & A

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a disorder where tissue from inside your uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus instead. In women without endometriosis, tissues break down in the uterus and then are eliminated during menstruation.

However, for women with endometriosis, the tissue is outside of the uterus and acts as it does with any other menstrual cycle. It can’t, however, break down, bleed, and exit normally because there is nowhere for the blood to exit. The surrounding tissue becomes irritated, causing scar tissue and increasing the possibility of pelvic tissues and organs to sticking together.

What are the symptoms of endometriosis?

The most common symptom of endometriosis is the pain. Symptoms include:

  • Painful periods including cramping or pain in lower back
  • Pain with intercourse
  • Pain with bowel movements or urination
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infertility

Are infertility and endometriosis connected?

The biggest cause for concern is infertility. Endometriosis can block the fallopian tube, making it difficult for you to conceive. One in three women with endometriosis has trouble becoming pregnant.

The mission of Northwest Ohio OB-GYN is to provide quality care and top-tier service. Dr. Brown and her team have comprehensive knowledge of treatments to help you become pregnant.

How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Dr. Brown and her superb team use 3D ultrasound to diagnose endometriosis. The device uses a vaginal probe to look for lesions or other indicators of the disorder. Dr. Brown has comprehensive knowledge in the field and makes her patients feel comfortable during the process.

What are the treatments for endometriosis?

The team can help discuss customized treatment options for your needs. Treatments can range from medical treatments to help with fertility to prescribing pain medication to performing a hysterectomy in extreme cases.  The need for a hysterectomy is rare, and the team at Northwest Ohio OB-GYN never rushes into surgery if there are better treatment options.

Call the office or schedule an appointment online today to finally feel relief from painful endometriosis.

What we offer

Services