Endometriosis is diagnosed when a woman’s endometrial tissue grows outside of her uterus – causing internal bleeding. These endometrial tissue cells make up the uterine lining of the uterine cavity. When the endometrial tissue gets outside of the uterus it grows on the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Endometriosis causes female infertility in over 176 million women globally.
Most women are not aware that they are suffering from endometriosis until they try unsuccessfully to conceive naturally. The most common symptoms of endometriosis are chronic cramping, heavy bleeding, and menstrual cycle irregularities. Women mistakenly believe that these symptoms are normal.
In May of 2017, the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis issued a call for more awareness and future research about diagnosing and treating the disease.
- How to best manage the emotional and psychological toll of endometriosis
- Finding better diagnostic tools for early diagnosis of endometriosis
- Launching of endometriosis awareness through online surveys, online voting, and workshops led by fertility specialists
As reported by Yahoo Beauty on January 31, 2017, Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs describes how women typically try to conceive without reproductive aid for six months to two years before finally turning to IVF. For most of the Doctor's patients, IVF is not the easy way to go . . . and . . . involves weeks of preparation, followed by two weeks of shots and bloating and swelling, followed by egg retrieval which can be uncomfortable afterward.
Diagnosing Endometriosis With ReceptivaDx™
Dr. Laurence Jacobs is one a very few practitioners to use the new ReceptivaDx™ test. This is a diagnostic test that accurately detects inflammatory conditions in the pelvis or uterine lining – previously undiagnosed endometriosis. The ReceptivaDx™ specifically identifies a gene biomarker – BCL6 – that is present in the setting of inflammation – endometriosis.
Fertility Specialist Treating Endometriosis
It is important to work with a fertility doctor having over 38 years of clinical experience diagnosing and successfully treating infertility caused by endometriosis through IVF. Dr. Jacobs invites you to discover how he can help you to achieve your dream of having a baby. Fertility Centers of Illinois has 10 fertility clinic locations and 2 IVF centers located throughout Chicagoland. After you consult with Dr. Jacobs at either his Hoffman Estates or Buffalo Grove office, you can choose from all locations to pursue your customized treatment plan. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacobs by clicking the icon below – or – call 888.325.7389.