Endometriosis

Are You One of the 5 Million Women in the U.S. Looking for Relief From Endometriosis?

Norton Women’s Care offers a full range of endometriosis testing to identify the signs of endometriosis and treatment options for endometriosis pain relief. Our endometriosis specialists can create a care plan ranging from endometriosis medication to options for an endometriosis diet.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines the uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside of the uterus on other organs or structures. Most often, endometriosis is found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer surface of the uterus and lining of the pelvic cavity.

These growths are not cancerous but cause pain. The amount of pain is different for every woman and does not depend on the severity of endometriosis. Symptoms include:

  • Very painful menstrual cramps
  • Chronic pain in the lower back and pelvis
  • Pain during or after sex
  • Painful bowel movements or painful urination, especially during menstrual periods
  • Diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea, especially during menstruation
  • Infertility
Women’s Health – 4GYN

Bringing new gynecologic cancer treatments and caring for patients like family

After working as an obstetrician/gynecologist for five years, Charles B. Palmer, D.O., was drawn to patients needing complex care. He decided to become a gynecologic oncologist, diagnosing and treating cancers in women’s reproductive organs. “The [...]

Read Full Story

Because pregnancy is not an illness, midwife avoids intervening

For Danielle Roberts, her job as a certified nurse midwife (CNM) is “a great marriage of Westernized medicine and holistic care.” “We see patients from their first prenatal appointment all the way through their delivery […]

Read Full Story

A midwife and mom passionate about giving women a say in their birth experiences

Regina Mash, CNM, knows what it’s like to be told, rather than asked how she wants to deliver her children. That’s one of many reasons the certified nurse midwife, whose four sons range in age […]

Read Full Story

Cokie Roberts’ 17-year breast cancer survival points to medical advances

When television journalist Cokie Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, she had reason to be optimistic. The 15-year survival rate for breast cancer patients was about 70%, meaning the odds were with her, […]

Read Full Story

A breast cancer diagnosis can have a lingering impact on mental health for some

A diagnosis of breast cancer often comes as a shock, and adjusting to the news and coming to terms with treatment decisions are very difficult. One may go through a range of emotions, including disbelief, anger, […]

Read Full Story
Related Stories

Bringing new gynecologic cancer treatments and caring for patients like family

After working as an obstetrician/gynecologist for five years, Charles B. Palmer, D.O., was drawn to patients needing complex care. He decided to become a gynecologic oncologist, diagnosing and treating cancers in women’s reproductive organs. “The [...]

Read Full Story

Because pregnancy is not an illness, midwife avoids intervening

For Danielle Roberts, her job as a certified nurse midwife (CNM) is “a great marriage of Westernized medicine and holistic care.” “We see patients from their first prenatal appointment all the way through their delivery […]

Read Full Story

A midwife and mom passionate about giving women a say in their birth experiences

Regina Mash, CNM, knows what it’s like to be told, rather than asked how she wants to deliver her children. That’s one of many reasons the certified nurse midwife, whose four sons range in age […]

Read Full Story

Cokie Roberts’ 17-year breast cancer survival points to medical advances

When television journalist Cokie Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, she had reason to be optimistic. The 15-year survival rate for breast cancer patients was about 70%, meaning the odds were with her, […]

Read Full Story

A breast cancer diagnosis can have a lingering impact on mental health for some

A diagnosis of breast cancer often comes as a shock, and adjusting to the news and coming to terms with treatment decisions are very difficult. One may go through a range of emotions, including disbelief, anger, […]

Read Full Story

Search our entire site.

Schedule an Appointment

Select an appointment date and time from available spots listed below.