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What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic and often painful gynaecological condition where endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus. It is commonly found on the ovaries, the fallopian tubes and elsewhere in the pelvis. and, occasionally, in other parts of the body.

Common symptoms include pelvic pain, painful periods and painful sex. In some cases endometriosis can affect fertility. Symptoms can become chronic and difficult if not managed properly, however, there are a number of conservative, medical (including the Mirena coil) and surgical ways to help control symptoms.

What to expect from your appointment:

  • Consultation with one of our female consultant gynaecologists

  • Thorough medical history

  • Pelvic examination

  • Transvaginal ultrasound scan

  • Referral for further tests such as blood tests

  • Management advice including pain relief and hormonal treatment and / or referral for hormonal coil insertion

  • Prescription arrangement

  • Referral for further investigation e.g. MRI scan or arrangement of surgery for treatment

  • Written medical report which can be posted or emailed to yourself and health professional(s) of choice

  • Notification of results of any test

Get in touch with our helpful team

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