Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue, like the endometrium (name of the tissue that lines your uterus) grows in other parts of the body. Usually these growths occur inside the pelvic cavity in places such as the ovaries, uterus, fallopian tubes, bowel, bladder, vagina etc.

Symptoms

  • Painful periods
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Painful bowel motions or urination
  • Bloating
  • Back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Infertility

Treatment

  • Medications to control pain and inflammation
  • Hormonal therapies
  • Surgical treatment – usually excision of endometriosis
  • Fertility treatment
  • Management of chronic pain