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Endometriosis is a common cause of pelvic pain, menstrual cramps, and also fertility problems

WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue lining your uterus, called the endometrium, is also found in other parts of the body. Common sites include your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, they can be found at sites remote from the pelvis such as your lungs or operation scars.Endometriosis affects around 2 million women in the UK. Most of them are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 40. However endometriosis can occur anytime from puberty to menopause.

WHAT CAUSES ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis occurs when the inner lining of the uterus (the endometrium) flows backwards through the fallopian tubes and attaches to the inner organs of the pelvis. Once implanted, the endometrial tissue responds to your normal hormonal cycle, and may cause scarring and adhesions (attachments between internal organs which are not normally attached). Scarring in the pelvis is a major contributor to pelvic pain and menstrual cramps, and can also contribute to infertility.

WHAT CAUSES ENDOMETRIOSIS

Endometriosis can usually be treated surgically using specialized laparoscopic techniques at the time of diagnosis. Generally this requires implants to be either excised or destroyed. Because endometriosis tends to be chronic and recurrent, most women will require ongoing treatment to prevent or treat recurrences.Not all endometriosis need surgery. Many of them can be managed by medical treatment. Sometimes alternative treatments with acupuncture, Herbal treatments, Physiotherapy can be useful.

Get an individualised treatment plan that suits your requirements.
For women who have not completed their families, making the diagnosis of endometriosis is important, since measures can be taken to treat endometriosis and to protect fertility.

If you suffer from pelvic pain or menstrual cramps, are having difficulty conceiving, or suspect you may have endometriosis, you should schedule an appointment today for consultation.