What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue lining the outside of the womb becomes scarred. This condition can cause severe pain either consistently, or particularly around the time of a woman’s period.
The symptoms of endometriosis include:
- Pain with sex
- Period pain
- Pelvic pain
- Ovulation pain
- Pain in the lower back and thighs
- Bowel symptoms
- Bladder symptoms
- Reduced fertility
- Nausea and lethargy
- Premenstrual syndrome
The causes of endometriosis remain unknown, with no simple screening test for diagnosis. However laparoscopic surgery is the most predominantly used method for diagnosing and managing endometriosis. Endometriosis can be managed by three main options including surgery, drug therapy and complementary therapy.
Reducing the risk of endometriosis can be assisted by factors such as:
- Aerobic exercise (five hours per week)
- Child bearing
- Contraceptive pill
Dr Wallman provides a discreet and delicate service to those suffering from endometriosis.
If you would like to learn more about endometriosis and its treatments, please contact Dr Wallman today.