Endometriosis is a common condition affecting women during the reproductive years. This condition occurs when the endometrial tissue (usually present on the inside of the uterus) is present outside the uterine cavity. This misplaced tissue could cause pain, heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding, infertility and bleeding when passing stools or urine. We can help you manage this condition.
Painful periods (dysmenorrhea)
Pain with bowel movements or urination
Pain with intercourse
Other signs and symptoms
Many young women feel overwhelmed by endometriosis. The truth is that neither cause nor cure of the disease is known. However, accepting and learning to manage the chronic pain and dealing with infertility could be beneficial towards coping skills regarding the condition.
How is Endometriosis diagnosed?
Treatment Options & Techniques
In treating endometriosis the goals are providing pain relief, restricting progression of the process, and restoring or preserving fertility where needed.
This medication allows shrinkage of the ectopic endometrial tissue by ceasing the production of estrogen. GnRH is very effective in relieving pain associated with endometriosis but long term use is limited by the risk of osteoporosis.
Progesterone treatment is usually administered through tablets or injections. The treatment is effective in relieving painful symptoms but its side effects may be troublesome and include weight gain, abnormal bleeding and acne.
Laparoscopy is usually the most common surgery due to the advantages of diagnosis and treatment at the same time. Usually the endometriosis is destroyed using a laser or cautery and normal anatomy restored. In certain cases a combined approach of surgery and medication could be beneficial to the patient.