Endometriosis is a common condition affecting approximately 7% of reproductive aged women. Many women suffer significant symptoms ranging from pelvic pain to heavy periods and infertility and yet be unaware that they have endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue, the womb lining, is found outside the uterus in the pelvis. Endometriosis is commonly found on the ligaments supporting the uterus and on the ovaries.
The abnormal endometrial tissue responds to the monthly hormonal changes and may bleed in the same way as the normal endometrial tissue during a menstrual period. The internal bleeding can cause irritation and pelvic pain.
If you have the following symptoms you may have endometriosis. Let us put your mind at rest by diagnosing and treating you swiftly.
- Painful periods
- Pain during or after sex
- Tiredness and low energy levels
- Heavy periods
- Pain when opening bowels or passing urine
- Abdominal bloating
So often women with endometriosis complain they are dismissed as neurotic and feel their questions are ignored by health professionals. Unfortunately this may be because those treating them have not got the answers and research shows that it can take up to 7 years to diagnose this condition. Although a pelvic scan may be useful in diagnosing endometriosis a Laparoscopy is recognized as the best method. This is a keyhole operation performed under general anaesthetic to look directly at the pelvic and abdominal organs.
Here at Octavia Healthcare we have one goal. It is to treat you with respect and listen to your symptoms in privacy and comfort. Your records are always available for your inspection with copies of your operative notes and pathology results.
Our philosophy has four main principles:
- A sympathetic & holistic approach
- An individual plan of management
- Recognising subtle disease and providing an accurate diagnosis
- Removing all endometriosis while preserving the woman's organs wherever possible
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