Doctor’s Featured In Hagerstown Magazine Article
Dr. Oh and Dr. Manger were recently featured in an article about Endometriosis in Hagerstown Magazine. Endometriosis is a condition that is thought to occur when cells of the uterine lining escapes into the fallopian tubes and abdomen. These cells begin to grow and may cause painful menstural cramps, chronic lower back and pelvic pain, painful intercourse, and infertility. Studies show that women with first degree relatives (mothers, daughters, etc.) have a greater risk of developing Endometriosis. Of the 60-80 patient’s Dr Oh sees within a one week period, one in eight are estimated to have the disease. Most of who are between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. Dr. Manger explained that the more severe the disease, the greater the risk of fertility being affected. In addition, women with more advanced Endometriosis are likely to have only a 10% chance of conceiving without intervention. The likelihood of conceiving is best realized with surgery or in vitro fertilization.
For more information about Endometriosis or to discuss possible symptoms call our office at (301) 665-9098 to schedule an appointment.