WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center, Jefferson Medical Center recognize national endometriosis awareness month

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month. The obstetric and gynecologic experts at WVU Medicine OBGYN in Martinsburg and Ranson encourage women to become familiar with the symptoms of endometriosis and speak with a gynecologist regarding any concerns.

Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. It affects roughly 10% of women and girls of reproductive age.

The most common symptom is excessive pain during menstruation, intercourse, bowel movements, and/or urination. Other symptoms include abnormal or heavy menstrual flow, bleeding between periods, infertility or difficulty becoming pregnant, and gastrointestinal problems including constipation, diarrhea, and nausea.

Jessica Hott, D.O., OBGYN medical director, encourages women to speak with a gynecologist if they are experiencing symptoms of endometriosis and notes that treating endometriosis can improve and, in some cases, completely eliminate symptoms.

“Dealing with the symptoms of endometriosis is a huge physical and emotional burden for teenage girls and women up until the age of menopause, but I want them to know that help is available,” Dr. Hott said. “We have several treatment options to manage the condition including pain medication, hormone therapy, and advanced minimally invasive surgical procedures. No one needs to suffer with endometriosis alone.”

To schedule an appointment with WVU Medicine OBGYN in Martinsburg or Ranson, call 304-596-2149. For more information, visit WVUMedicine.org/Berkeley.


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CED: 3-16-22