March 15, 2017
National Endometriosis Awareness Month brings awareness to painful condition
DAYTON, OHIO—As part of National Endometriosis Awareness Month in March, doctors at Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology are encouraging women to talk to their physicians about endometriosis, a condition that causes chronic pelvic pain, infertility and other problems.
An estimated 6.3 million women and girls in the United States are affected by endometriosis, according to the Endometriosis Association. About 40 percent of women experiencing infertility have endometriosis. Endometriosis can damage the sperm or egg and interfere with movement through the fallopian tubes and uterus, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Yaklic encourages women experiencing chronic or severe pelvic pain to contact their physician. “While there is no cure, we can effectively treat endometriosis through medication, hormone therapy or surgery,” Yaklic said. Wright State Physicians Obstetrics & Gynecology is enrolling patients with endometriosis in several clinical trials for new endometriosis treatments. For more information, call (937) 208-6810.