Endometriosis is a common condition many women face during their childbearing years. While women with endometriosis may find it harder to conceive, many can get pregnant on their own or after receiving the right fertility treatment.

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue that lines your uterus, called the endometrium, grows outside your uterus, usually in the area of your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the ligaments that support the uterus.

While endometriosis can cause pain and other symptoms, for some women, the only symptom is difficulty getting pregnant.

If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis and haven’t gotten pregnant after six or seven months of trying, the team at Penn Fertility Care – Lancaster General Health can help. After an evaluation, we may recommend oral medications, a laparoscopic surgery procedure, or more advanced treatments like in vitro fertilization.

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