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Endometriosis & pelvic pain

‘A condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue
outside the uterus. Associated with pelvic pain or difficulty conceiving.’

Pelvic pain can be
addressed in many ways.

Endometriosis is a reasonably common condition that affects one in every nine women. It can affect your chances of becoming pregnant, and can also cause extreme pain in some cases. If you think you have endometriosis, please review the list below and if you recognise any of the symptoms, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Endometriosis symptoms

  • Pain

    Varying degrees of pain on, or around your period or during ovulation. During or after sex. When you urinate or with bowel movements. Also in your pelvic region, lower back or legs.

  • Tiredness & bleeding

    Excessive fatigue, and heavy or irregular bleeding during your period.

  • Bladder control

    Trouble holding on with a full bladder, or having to go a lot more frequently than usual.

Endometriosis treatment

There are various ways of dealing with the pain, depending on your situation and how severe it is. The key is getting an early diagnosis, with specialist endometriosis ultrasound that can detect severe disease, and laparoscopy surgery is the ultimate way to diagnose and treat endometriosis. Severe endometriosis should be managed by an experienced gynaecological surgeon, who works with a colorectal surgeon and urologist, in a multi-disciplinary team.