Endometriosis Perth

Endometriosis

When cells similar to the ones of your uterus lining are found outside the uterus, you may receive a diagnosis for endometriosis.

At my practice St John of God Hospital Perth, Mount Lawley, I can help you with the diagnosis and the treatment of endometriosis.

Endometriosis | Gynaecologist Perth

What exactly is
endometriosis?

The endometrium is the lining of your uterus, and the tissue of this lining grows during your menstrual cycle as the cells respond to hormones. When you have endometriosis, cells similar to the ones in your uterus lining are growing outside your uterus. The problem with those cells is that their growth and their shedding can cause pain during intercourse or very painful periods.

You may feel pain when urinating or during a bowel movement. There is a connection between endo and your fertility – if you feel there is a delay in your intended conception, it may be advised to treat your endometriosis to slightly improve your chances of conceiving.

You may be worried that when your GP suggests that you may have endometriosis, you may suffer infertility. Endometriosis does not necessarily cause infertility. I can help you with the diagnosis and with medical or surgical treatment.

Endometriosis | Gynaecologist Perth

Treatment for endometriosis

The word ‘management’ is often used when we discuss endometriosis, meaning the management of your symptoms. That is because there is no real cure as such.

Treatment will be medical or surgical. Medical treatment consists often of an oral contraceptive, and in some situations, more powerful medication is required.

Endometriosis Perth - Dr Charles Armstrong, Gynaecologist

In some cases, when fertility is no longer an issue we may suggest to remove the uterus, tubes and occasionally the ovaries.

Quite often nature will take its course. As soon as you reach menopause, and because of the lower oestrogen levels, your symptoms could be seriously reduced.

Endometriosis | Gynaecologist Perth

Am I at risk?

As a woman, you may be running a greater risk of developing the condition if:

  • You have never given birth
  • You started having your period at an early age
  • You have not gone through menopause at an older age
  • Your menstrual cycle is short
  • You have heavy periods for more than 7 days


As I often say, your body is unique and I do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach for women’s health and gynaecology. If you experience symptoms, we will plan the routine tests and investigations so you can get a reliable and accurate diagnosis.

Endometriosis Perth

Why work with me to
manage endometriosis?

Managing endometriosis is a team effort. In my Perth practice, we apply a team approach to help you with all aspects of endometriosis treatment: I work together with physiotherapists, psychologists, and pain management specialists.

I am grateful for the experience I was able to build over the years, in England, Scotland, New Zealand and here in Australia. My Perth patients tell me that they appreciate the relationship of trust when I help them improve their overall health. I make a daily effort to bring my integrity, clarity, and ethics of hard work to every new consultation and to every procedure in theatre (or in the Family Birthing Suite as an obstetrician).

If your GP has mentioned that you will be referred to a gynaecologist, feel free to contact my practice to hear how we can help you with the diagnosis and management of endometriosis here in Perth.

Get in touch

My practice is located at SJOG Mount Lawley Hospital.