Watch the video on Endometriosis
Does your period pain feel unusually deliberating? Or do you also miss work, school, or sports because the pain is sometimes unbearable? Do you also have a heat pack as your constant companion?
The way pelvic pain hits can indicate something more severe than just deliberating cramps. It can indicate endometriosis – a relatively widespread condition that can take quite some time to be diagnosed and managed.
This is because endometriosis is very tricky.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis occurs when the lining – similar to the one found in the uterus grows outside into other body parts. These endometriotic tissues can attach anywhere to the ovaries, and tubes and even reach the bowel.
And it is the breakage of these tissues during menstrual cycles that causes severe pelvic pain – sometimes during or after sex, sometimes while urination, and sometimes just ongoing.
At the same time, some women may show no symptoms at all. Or maybe mild ones, making endometriosis very tricky and symptoms almost non-convincing to meet a doctor.
Just cramps or more than that?
Endometriosis can cause a host of other things. During menstruation, the endometriotic tissues cause bleeding inside your body that in turn can;
- release inflammatory substances
- cause painful periods, heavy and/or irregular bleeding
- irritable bowel-like symptoms including bloating, painful bowel movements, alternating constipation and diarrhoea.
- pain while passing urine
- a sensation like you may have a urine infection
- excruciating pain while having sex
- and sometimes Cystitis
Does endometriosis cause infertility?
Chances are, if you have endometriosis, you may face difficulty becoming pregnant.
This is because endometriosis can influence fertility in myriad ways. Since it can cause inflammation in the pelvic structure, scarred fallopian tubes, adhesions, and altered egg quality, endometriosis can be concerning when it comes to fertility.
At Lotus Medics, at the time of your diagnosis, we’ll evaluate the amount, location, and depth of the endometriotic tissues and take measures to help mitigate potential issues with fertility.
Laparoscopy remains the gold standard in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis
At Lotus Medics, we focus on helping you minimise the impact of endometriosis. Through pain management, enhancing fertility, and providing holistic support with our partnerships with urologists, bowel surgeons, dietitians, physiotherapists, pain specialists, and GPs, we’ll ensure you get the best care service for treating endometriosis.
At Lotus Medics, our treatment involves removing all stages of endometriosis – mild, moderate and severe, using advanced and minimally invasive options to treat the disease.
Most patients can go home on the same day after the laparoscopic treatment.
Dr Sachin Kotasthane and Lotus Medics stand with the Australian Coalition for Endometriosis in advocating for improved outcomes, treatment, and support for girls and women with Endo.
For a holistic and customised treatment plan for pelvic pain, call 13003 LOTUS and make an appointment.