The Gynaecology Clinic is a prestigious clinic in central London offering services for general gynaecology, fetal medicine, menstrual disorders, endometriosis, and other sexual health issues.
About 1 in 10 women of reproductive age stand a chance to have endometriosis. It is most often diagnosed in women in their 30s and 40s.
What is Endometriosis?
This is a medical disorder that occurs when there’s a displacement of the endometrium (a tissue that forms the lining of the uterus) outside the uterus. Due to this displacement, the endometrium—closely associated with menstrual cycle would thicken, breakdown and bleed but will be trapped because it has no way to exit your body. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. The surrounding tissues can become irritated, eventually developing scar tissue and adhesions—abnormal bands of fibrous tissue that can cause pelvic tissues and organs to stick to each other.
Endometriosis can cause pain; severe pain, especially during menstrual period. Fertility problems may also develop. Fortunately, at Gynaecology Clinic, effective treatments are available —not only do we have effective treatments but they come at a fair price.
Endometriosis Care at Gynaecology Clinic
See any of our qualified gynaecologists if you have signs and symptoms that may include endometriosis. Endometriosis can be very challenging, but with an early diagnosis, our experienced multidisciplinary medical team can better manage your symptoms.
- The most common symptom of endometriosis is chronic pelvic pain, especially just before and during the menstrual period.
- Pain during or after sexual intercourse.
- Pain with bowel movement or urination
- Occasional heavy menstrual periods or intermenstrual bleeding.
Other signs may include constipation, bloating or nausea, fatigue, diarrhoea, especially during menstrual periods.
It’s important to note that the severity of your pain isn’t a reliable yardstick to measure your condition. Mild endometriosis can come with severe pain, or advanced endometriosis with little or no pain.
The exact course of endometriosis is not certain, but possible explanations include:
- Retrograde menstruation: there’s a backflow of menstrual blood into the pelvic cavity rather than out of the body.
- Transformation of peritoneal cells: cells that line the inner abdomen are transformed into endometrial cells
- Embryonic cell transformation into endometrial cell implants during puberty.
With endometriosis, you stand the risk of never giving birth, early menstruation, menopause at an older age, heavy menstrual periods, and low body mass index, amongst others.
- Infertility: About 40% of women with infertility have endometriosis. Inflammation from endometriosis may damage the sperm or egg; block their movement via the fallopian tubes, or in severe cases block the fallopian tube by adhesions or scar tissue.
- Cancer: Women with endometriosis have a higher expected rate of ovarian cancer.
Our diagnosis at Gynaecology clinic involves tests like Pelvic exam; Ultrasound; Laparoscopy; Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Our gynaecology specialists decide the treatment based on the severity of your symptom. In the interim, we can recommend Pain medication; Hormone therapy; Conservative surgery; Fertility treatment; and Hysterectomy.
For more information on endometriosis, request an appointment at Gynaecology Clinic.
We can help you stop endometriosis in its tracks today. Do call us today for experienced gynaecology specialist services all at a fair price.