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An estimated one out of every ten women is affected by endometriosis at some point during her reproductive years. If you’re suffering from the condition and you live in the greater Miami area, Dr. Alejandra Angel, Dr. Arin Saldana and Dr. Finazzo at My OB/GYN Specialists can help you find relief from the discomfort and inconvenience of endometriosis. Call or book online to schedule an appointment and learn about your available treatment options today.


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Endometriosis Q & A

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that lines the interior of the uterus begins to grow outside of the uterus. Endometrial tissue is most commonly found in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, and the tissue that lines the pelvis. In some rare cases, endometrial tissue is found in other areas of the body, including the lungs.

The displaced endometrial tissue performs just like the tissues located within your uterus. It thickens as you move through your menstrual cycle, breaking down and bleeding during menstruation. Because the displaced tissue cannot exit the body in the same way as your normal endometrial tissue, it becomes trapped and creates health problems.

The most common symptom of endometriosis is a pelvic pain. Additional symptoms include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Painful periods
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pain during urination or bowel movements
  • Infertility
  • Fatigue

Because these symptoms are also associated with many other health conditions, it’s important to discuss with your physician if you experience any of these issues.

Diagnosis begins with a discussion of your symptoms and your monthly cycle. Your doctor at My OB/GYN Specialists then performs a pelvic exam, which allows her to check your pelvic area for abnormalities.

Your doctor may also perform an ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to develop an image of your internal organs. An ultrasound can be completed using an external device or an internal transducer. The process is quick and painless.

In some cases, a surgical procedure called a laparoscopy is necessary to give a more in-depth view of your reproductive organs. Laparoscopy requires a very small incision, is done using general anesthesia, and is virtually painless.

Your treatment options depend on the severity of your symptoms and your plans to become pregnant in the future. Over-the-counter medication can help reduce pain.

Some women find relief through hormone therapy, and use hormonal birth control options to help regulate hormonal balance or make periods stop altogether. Other drugs work by lowering the amount of estrogen your body creates.

Minimally invasive surgery can remove displaced endometrial tissue, which relieves pressure on nearby organs. These surgeries are done laparoscopically when possible.

In certain cases, endometriosis doesn’t respond to medical management and surgery becomes the best possible option. A hysterectomy, which is the surgical removal of your uterus, cervix, and possible ovaries if indicated, is an effective treatment option. This approach, however, prevents future pregnancy and should only be considered after other options have failed and fertility is no longer desired.

For more information and evaluation schedule an appointment at My OB/GYN Specialists today.

Patient Feedback

“I had a really great first experience with Dr. Saldana! She is very personal and helps you feel comfortable in what can be an awkward situation. The atmosphere is so inviting and almost feels like you are at the spa. Would highly recommend for those reasons alone”

Elizabeth C.

“First time visiting this office and it was very good. Everyone was very kind and helpful. The place was very clean and nice. Doctor Alejandra Ángel took the time to listen to everything I had to say. She answered all my questions and was very professional. The overall experience was excellent. I definitely made the right choice by coming to this new office/doctor.”

Claudia S.

“Dr. Saldana has an excellent personable demeanor which made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I have been searching for a female gynecologist of her caliber and thank goodness I finally met her today.”

Linda S.

“Incredible bedside manners! Dr. Saldana was extremely helpful and understanding with all of my concerns. Not only did she concern herself with what I was at her office for, but also recommended other very helpful guides for my other issues. Rest assured I’m in good professional hands with a wonderful human being. The office personnel was also very delightful.”

Ris F.

“I truly enjoyed my experience with Dr. Angel. She’s a good listener and took the time to ask me questions about how I was feeling. The office staff is attentive and the place is immaculate. I highly recommend Dr. Angel!”

Sara G.

“This review is for Dr. Alejandra Angel. She is an amazing doctor. She took good care of me during my pregnancy, was very patient, I never felt rushed during my appointments, she always listened and explained very well any questions that I had. She made my first delivery experience a nice one. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who would like to have a nice and smooth experience. If you are looking for a doctor who genuinely cares about you and your baby, you should look no further. She is the one to go. I really like her and her attitude. She is a great doctor.”

Yanelis G.

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