Dr Glenda McLaren
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist


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Understanding Endometriosis

At Bloom Women’s Health, we understand the challenges posed by endometriosis and offer comprehensive treatment options to help manage this condition effectively.

Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside the uterus. The tissue can grow around your ovaries, fallopian tubes or the lining of your pelvis.

This often leads to severe menstrual cramps, chronic pelvic pain, and can even affect fertility.

Symptoms of Endometriosis​

Recognising the symptoms of endometriosis is crucial for early diagnosis and effective management. Endometriosis is common however it can take time to diagnose. Some women can have endometriosis and not know it, but for others it can cause symptoms such as pain.

Common symptoms include:

Pelvic Pain:
Chronic pain in the pelvic region, often intensifying during menstruation.

Menstrual Irregularities:
Heavy periods, irregular menstruation, or bleeding between periods.

Painful Intercourse:
Discomfort or pain during or after sexual intercourse.

Difficulty getting pregnant may be a symptom of endometriosis.

Endometriosis Treatment

Non-Surgical Treatments

Various medications, including over-the-counter pain relievers and hormone therapy, can help manage pain associated with endometriosis.

Birth control pills, hormonal IUDs, and other hormone-based treatments can help control or reduce symptoms.

Endometriosis Surgery

In cases where conservative treatments are ineffective, laparoscopic surgery can be performed to remove endometrial tissue and adhesions.

Lifestyle Management

A balanced diet and regular exercise can help manage symptoms and improve overall health.

Endometriosis Stages

Endometriosis is classified into stages based on the location, extent, and depth of the endometrial implants. Stages range from minimal to severe, with each stage requiring different approaches to treatment.

Comprehensive Care for Endometriosis

At Bloom Women’s Health, we provide comprehensive care for endometriosis, tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Our team of experienced gynecologists and healthcare professionals is dedicated to helping you manage this condition effectively.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of endometriosis or have been diagnosed with this condition, contact us to schedule a consultation. We’re here to provide the support and expertise you need to navigate this challenging condition and improve your quality of life. 

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