There's no cure for endometriosis, but there is hope. The first step toward diagnosis and treatment is to share your symptoms with your doctor.
Any number of treatment options may help improve your quality of life.
At the UPMC Magee-Womens Endometriosis Center in central Pa., we'll work together to create a treatment plan designed for you.
Non-opioid-containing Pain Medications
Inflammation plays a large role in endometriosis symptoms.
Anti-inflammatory drugs that do not contain opioids can:
- Help control inflammation.
- Offer long-term relief from painful cramps.
- Help relieve other endometriosis pain.
Hormone therapy could include:
- Birth control pills or other oral treatments that contain hormones.
- Shots or other treatments that regulate the amount of estrogen produced by the ovaries.
- Progesterone IUDs that apply hormones right to the womb's inner lining.
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Endometriosis can affect your bladder, bowel, and pelvic floor health.
Constipation, diarrhea, and a distended bladder can all cause symptoms to flare.
Pelvic floor therapy is a special type of physical therapy that can help manage your symptoms.
Surgery to Treat Endometriosis
Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery may be an option for you.
Your doctor will talk to you in detail about your options — from fertility-sparing surgery to hysterectomy.
Many women with endometriosis suffer symptoms up to — and sometimes beyond — menopause.
Our doctors know how this disease impacts your life and are here to help.
The Endometriosis Treatment Team in Central Pa.
Endometriosis is challenging to live with and often hard to manage.
Our highly skilled team at the UPMC Magee-Womens Endometriosis Center in central Pa. will help guide you through the treatment process.
Your very own nurse navigator will work closely with you to arrange your care, such as:
- Pre-op exams.
- Imaging scans.
- Making appointments with our specialists.
We also work closely with:
- Pelvic floor physical therapists.
- GI doctors.
- Female urology experts.
- Colorectal surgeons.
- Infertility specialists.
- Behavioral medicine and mental health experts.
Make an Appointment at the UPMC Magee-Womens Endometriosis Center
To learn more or make an appointment with one of our UPMC endometriosis experts
To make an appointment, call 717-988-8170.
UPMC West Shore
Medical Office Building 1
2025 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050