Endometriosis is Diagnosed and Treated at Mercy Medical Center

 

Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus begins to grow on the outside of the uterus, typically on the ovaries and the lining of the pelvic area. This animation explains the normal menstrual cycle and what happens if you have endometriosis.

The Endometriosis Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, part of The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy, offers patients a highly skilled team of surgeons and specialists experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. 

About the Condition

Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally lines the inside of a woman’s uterus begins to grow on the outside of the uterus, typically on the ovaries and the lining of the pelvic area. The abnormal growth can result in severe pain and fertility problems. 

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Symptoms & Diagnostic Process

Endometriosis symptoms include:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Pain during periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Lower back pain
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infertility

Along with pelvic exams and ultrasounds, endometriosis is typically diagnosed through laparoscopy, a minimally invasive surgery used to look at the uterus and surrounding areas for signs of abnormal growth. 

The doctors of The Endometriosis Center at Mercy are among an exclusive group of physicians who utilize a special technology known as Narrow Band Imaging during laparoscopy to detect especially difficult forms of endometriosis.

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Treatment Options

The doctors of The Endometriosis Center at Mercy have expertise in providing endometriosis excision surgery as a primary treatment for endometriosis. Endometriosis excision surgery can be performed using laparoscopy, a minimally invasive procedure. Our skilled surgeons carefully remove endometrial tissue while preserving the uterus and fertility whenever possible. 



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Patient Stories
Dr. Kevin Audlin Endometriosis

Katie

Katie has life changing surgery to relieve pain due to endometriosis.

Gynecologic Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Megan

Megan began having intense menstrual pain as a teenager, as she got older, Megan realized the intense pain wasn't normal. With the help of Dr. Kevin Audlin, Megan now manages her endometriosis with medication.

Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

Sarah A

Sarah had terrible stomach pain due to endometriosis, but was able to bounce back quickly with low impact laparoscopic surgery with Dr. Kevin Audlin.

Chante - Mercy Patient

Chante

Chante learned that she had endometriosis after visiting Dr. Meghan Lynch for a second opinion.

Institute for Gynecological Care, Mercy, Baltimore MD

Lea

Lea was diagnosed with endometriosis as a teenager, but with the help of Mercy gynecologist Dr. Meghan Lynch, Lea is now able to manage her symptoms.