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Endometriosis Specialists 101: Choosing a Doctor for Your Care

If you’re experiencing common symptoms of endometriosis, like pelvic pain, nausea, fatigue, and abnormal menstruation, you’ve probably employed a few efforts to find the meaning of your discomfort. After talking to a friend, searching symptoms on the Internet, or discussing concerns with your primary care physician, you may be wondering if an endometriosis diagnosis is in your future.

In this blog, we’re discussing everything you need to know about finding a doctor for endometriosis, including professionals who can help and important questions to ask. Find experienced, knowledgeable professionals who can help you with these tips and tricks from ETCOA

What Doctors Specialize in Endometriosis?

Multiple doctors specialize in endometriosis care, a condition where tissue grows outside the uterus, causing pain and, in some cases, infertility. Endometriosis treatment isn’t a speciality in of itself, but many doctors are experts in diagnosing, managing, and treating endometriosis in addition to their other areas of study. Some of these professionals include gynecologist, OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), fertility specialist, and more. 

These professionals may emphasize different forms of treatment. Everybody is different, so what may work for one woman may not work for others. Luckily, various specialists can help you find relief from your pain. 

Pain Specialist 

These doctors specialize in finding ways to treat chronic pain, which can be helpful for women with persistent endometriosis symptoms. They may prescribe painkillers, including nerve blockers, or offer alternative treatments, like acupuncture. 

Fertility Specialist

These doctors specialize in helping women who struggle to get pregnant, which can be a complication of endometriosis. Treatments include checking the fallopian tubes and ovaries for obstructions and offering in-vitro fertilization (IVF).


These doctors specialize in women’s reproductive health and diagnose endometriosis using various tests, such as pelvic floor exams, ultrasounds, and laparoscopies. They may prescribe hormone medication and contraceptives or recommend surgery to reduce symptoms. 

Pelvic Floor Specialist

These doctors specialize in treating conditions that affect the muscles in the pelvic region and can help with endometrial pain, sexual dysfunction, and urinary tract issues. They may recommend treatments like bio-feedback, nerve stimulation, and physical therapy. 

At ETCOA, we approach endometriosis by working together as a team to find a safe, effective solution for those with endometriosis. 

What Doctor Should I See for Endometriosis?

While finding a suitable doctor for endometriosis can be challenging, asking the right questions can help. Some questions that may be helpful to ask your potential provider include:

  • How many patients with endometriosis do you see each month?
  • What qualifications do you have in endometriosis care?
  • What treatment options do you offer for endometriosis patients?
  • Do you prescribe medications, hormones, surgery, and alternative therapies?
  • How do you monitor treatment effectiveness?
  • How can you provide me with emotional support during my care? 

As well as asking the questions above, you should  consider other important factors when choosing an endometriosis specialist, including:

Personality, General Candor, & Demeanor

Beyond their qualifications, you’ll want to feel comfortable around your potential endometriosis specialist. Throughout your journey, you’ll want to be able to describe symptoms, express concerns, ask questions, and more. You should feel seen, valued, and understood during each and every appointment. 

Availability for Appointments

Some providers may only be able to see you weeks or even months after your initial consultation. If you’re actively experiencing endometriosis pain or other symptoms, choosing a specialist with open availability for new patients is vital for timely treatment. 

Waiting Time

Similar to their availability, we recommend asking your potential provider about their wait times between appointments and if they offer 24/7 care. Depending on your symptoms and severity, you may need a provider to see you immediately or at least on the same day. 

Getting Treatment For Endometriosis

Endometriosis can be a challenging condition to manage. However, new forms of comprehensive care are making it easier to live a happy, fulfilling life with endometriosis. At ETCOA, we offer innovative, inclusive patient treatment, adopting a multidisciplinary approach. From diagnosis, surgery, medical therapy, pain management, fertility preservation, psychological support, and more, we’re dedicated to helping you find relief from endometriosis.  

Comprehensive Endometriosis Care From ETCOA

At ETCOA, our team is filled with a variety of professionals so that you can receive comprehensive treatment. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (248) 397-9129 or complete our online contact form.

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