Endometrosis and Adenomyosis

We talk with Dr. Julie Lamb about endometriosis and adenomyosis. Dr. Lamb is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist practicing at Pacific Northwest Fertility in Seattle and Bellevue and serves as clinical faculty at the University of Washington.

In this episode, we cover:


  • What is endometriosis?
  • What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
  • What is the cause of endometriosis?
  • Is there a genetic link to endometriosis?
  • What factors increase your risk of developing endometriosis?
  • Does having endometriosis make you at greater risk for cancer?
  • How is endometriosis diagnosed?
  • Is a definitive diagnosis necessary before treatment?
  • How is endometriosis treated?
  • When should laparoscopic surgery to remove the endometriosis lesions be considered for the treatment of endometriosis?
  • When should hysterectomy be considered for treatment of endometriosis?
  • What are endometriomas?
  • What method is best for removing endometrial lesions: laser, electrical pulse, or other?
  • Is it possible to cure endometriosis?
  • What options are available to treat endometriosis on the fallopian tubes?
  • How does endometriosis affect fertility?
  • Does endometriosis affect the success of infertility treatment?


  • What is adenomyosis and how does it differ from endometriosis?
  • Adenomyosis vs. Fibroids
  • What are the symptoms of adenomyosis?
  • Is there a genetic link to adenomyosis?
  • How is adenomyosis diagnosed?
  • How is adenomyosis treated?
  • Does adenomyosis affect the success of infertility treatment? 


  • More common in Black or Asian or Latina women?
  • Lupron
  • Can endometriosis be treated through diet or lifestyle changes? 

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Music Credit: Michael Ashworth

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