What is Endometriosis?

In women with endometriosis womb lining tissue (endometrium) is found outside the womb and can cause pain and discomfort. Endometriosis is a long-term condition affecting around 2 million women in the UK.

It is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 40. It is rare after menopause. Some women will have a mild form of the condition, others will experience extreme pain, heavy periods and will have difficulty becoming pregnant. Endometriosis occurs when cells like the ones that line the endometrium (womb/uterus lining) are found elsewhere in the body, usually on the pelvic peritoneum, ovaries, bladder and bowel.

What are the symptoms of Endometriosis?

The most common symptoms of Endometriosis are:

  • Very painful abdominal cramps or back pain during menstruation.
  • Painful bowel movements.
  • Painful urination, especially during periods.
  • Painful, irregular or heavy bleeding during periods.
  • Bleeding between periods.
  • Painful sex.
  • Difficulty becoming pregnant.
  • Fatigue.

What treatment is available for Endometriosis?

At the Surrey Park Clinic we are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis and offer personalised care in our friendly clinic, at a time to suit you. You can self-refer to see a Gynaecologist that specialises in endometriosis and at the initial consultation they will complete an examination, with an ultrasound scan and blood tests possibly also required. They will then agree a treatment plan with you to manage your symptoms.

Please call 01483 454016 to arrange your consultation.