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Treating Endometriosis

Dr. Levi is an expert in treating endometriosis

Andrew Levi MD at our Connecticut fertility clinic has the knowledge and tools to help with treating endometriosis. Endometriosis can cause intense discomfort, as tissue that typically lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of it. The growth of this tissue can harm a woman’s fertility, but there is hope. Dr. Levi works with women to determine whether they have signs of endometriosis. Then, if needed, he develops an effective fertility treatment plan.

The first step of treating endometriosis

The signs of endometriosis are similar to the symptoms of other health conditions, which can be confusing. However, knowing the specific signs of endometriosis can help a woman determine if she might have this condition.

  • Intense menstrual cramps
  • Heavy menstrual flow
  • Lower back aches
  • Painful urination or bowel movements
  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Nausea

When treating endometriosis, asking about these symptoms is one of the first things that we do at our Connecticut fertility clinic.

After confirming that the patient is experiencing signs of endometriosis, Dr. Levi moves forward with assessing the patient’s medical history. He will also likely order a transvaginal ultrasound.

How we treat endometriosis at our leading-edge clinic

After Dr. Levi confirms that a woman has endometriosis, he develops a treatment plan to help her feel better. He can also help the woman overcome the infertility associated with endometriosis so that she can build her family.

There are a variety of treatments that can be helpful when a woman has endometriosis.

Intrauterine insemination, or IUI. To start, a patient can try IUI. This treatment involves the woman monitoring her ovulation and coming to our clinic the day after ovulation likely occurs. Dr. Levi then uses a catheter to insert her partner’s sperm, or sperm from a donor, into her uterus.

In vitro fertilization, or IVF. IVF is an effective treatment that consists of the woman taking ovulation induction medications while receiving regular monitoring at our clinic. When enough eggs mature, Dr. Levi retrieves them during a simple procedure. An embryologist then fertilizes the eggs with sperm from the woman’s partner or a donor. Finally, the doctor transfers one of the resulting embryos into the woman’s uterus.

Our Connecticut fertility clinic supports our patients during each step of treating endometriosis. Contact us for more information about the signs of endometriosis.