Dr. Jessup encounters endometriosis, a common condition among women, in her daily everyday practice. Endometriosis involves the presence of uterine lining tissue outside the uterus, such as on the ovaries or tubes, leading to additional bleeding and more painful periods. Over time, these lesions can cause adhesions and inflammation that may impact fertility.
When treating patients with endometriosis, Dr. Jessup focuses on alleviating symptoms of pain and heavy periods. Additionally, she aims to optimize fertility by preventing the spread of the condition and managing any associated infections. Diagnosis of endometriosis typically requires a laparoscopy, and treatment can usually be performed during the same procedure. Ongoing management of endometriosis generally involves medical approaches, reserving further laparoscopies for women attempting to conceive or those experiencing progressive symptoms and worsening pain