Treatment of Endometriosis

How do we treat Endometriosis? Currently there is no perfect way to treat endometriosis. There are basically three approaches to therapy: Watchful waiting: Treatment involves relieving symptoms only. Hormonal therapy: Aimed at reducing endometrial implants. Surgical therapy: Aimed at reducing endometrial implants and restoring fertility. The choice of treatment depends on the patient’s symptoms, her age, her desire to have children, and the severity of…

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Endometriosis and Infertility – What to Know When You’re Trying to Conceive

A common problem, endometriosis makes it difficult for many couples to conceive. Thankfully, surgery and other methods of fertility treatments offer excellent outcomes for couples struggling with endometriosis. What is Endometriosis? When the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (endometrium) is found outside the uterus, it is called “endometriosis.” To further explain, the cells in the inside lining of the uterus support…

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The process of endometriosis mimics menstruation at various stages. Every month, the endometrial implants respond to the monthly cycle just as they would in the uterus (fill with blood, thicken, break down, and bleed). Products of the endometrial process cannot shed through the vagina as menstrual blood and debris does. Instead, the implants develop into collections of blood that form cysts, spots, and patches. These…

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Dr. Bailey Speaks at the 2019 Annual ACOG Conference

Dr. Amelia Bailey was invited to share her expertise about Endometriosis  at The 2019 Annual American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) Conference.  The conference was held in Nashville, Tennessee between May 3rd – 6th and hosted more than 100 attendees. Dr. Bailey was able to present extensive information and data about endometriosis including diagnosis and treatment options. Fertility Associates of Memphis has seen and…

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Secondary Infertility

Secondary infertility hurts, even when you already have children For many one-time parents, the dream of expanding their family is thwarted by their inability to get pregnant again. Infertility isn’t a problem couples only face the first time they try to conceive. It can affect couples even after they’ve given birth to one or more children. Known as secondary infertility, many couples are baffled, frustrated…

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