King discusses endometriosis with Shape Magazine


For Endometriosis Awareness Month, Cara King, DO, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Advanced Pelvic Surgery discussed endometriosis symptoms and treatments with Shape Magazine. 

In “The Endometriosis Symptoms You Need to Know About,” King explains what endometriosis is, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and why treatment is so important.

“"The longer endometriosis is left untreated, the more it can influence the nerves and muscles of the pelvis, which can in turn lead to additional pain with certain movements and muscle spasm," Dr. King says. This damage is typically reversible once endo is cut out surgically, but the pain and dysfunction often requires additional therapy, including pelvic floor physical therapy, Dr. King says.

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