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.
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.
Endo surgery or management
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.
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.
Women’s health Perth
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.
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).
Get in touch
My practice is located at SJOG Mount Lawley Hospital.