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How we treat Endometriosis

Treat endometriosis

We treat endometriosis in various ways dependent upon the individual.

Diagnosis

Endometriosis may be suspected based on the symptoms experienced. A physical examination and an ultrasound scan may also suggest the presence of endometriosis. However, a laparoscopy is the most common procedure performed to diagnosis & treat endometriosis.

Treatment Options

There is currently no cure for endometriosis however there are treatments that can help with the pain that endometriosis can cause and also improve fertility.

Pain Medication

Over the counter medication such as Ibuprofen is often used to treat endometriosis as in addition to easing the pain it will help reduce inflammation which can improve symptoms. Paracetamol may also help if the pain is fairly mild and stronger ‘prescription only’ medications can also be prescribed to treat endometriosis.

Hormone Treatments

As oestrogen encourages endometriosis to grow, the aim of hormone treatments is to reduce or stop the body producing oestrogen so as to reduce the amount of endometriosis tissue and the symptoms it can cause. There are a number of different treatment options available.

Surgery

Laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery is the most common procedure used to diagnose and treat endometriosis to improve symptoms and fertility. Depending on the severity of symptoms of endometriosis a laparotomy or hysterectomy may also be considered.

Endometriosis Information

Endometriosis UK

BUPA – Endometriosis

NHS – Endometriosis

Treat Endometriosis – Mr Burrell sees patients from a wide area:

Herts Beds Middx Bucks North London Essex
Baldock Ampthill Brentford Amersham Barnet Buckhurst Hill
Berkhamsted Arlesey Eastcote Aylesbury Bounds Green Epping
Bishop’s Stortford Aspley Guise Feltham Buckingham Camden Loughton
Borehamwood Beadlow Hanworth Iver Edmonton Waltham Abbey
Broxbourne Bedford Harefield Marlow Edgware
Bushey Beeston Hayes Milton Keynes Enfield
Cheshunt Biggleswade Hounslow Stoke Mandeville Finchley
Chorleywood Cranfield Isleworth Wendover Hampstead
Croxley Green Dunstable Northwood Harrow
Elstree Henlow Perivale Highgate
Harpenden Flitwick Ponders End Islington
Hatfield Kempston Ruislip Kentish Town
Hemel Hempstead Leighton Buzzard Ruislip Manor Palmers Green
Hertford Linslade Southall Southgate
Hitchin Luton Twickenham Tottenham
Hoddesdon Sandy Uxbridge Turnpike Lane
Letchworth Shefford West Drayton Wembley
Potters Bar Toddington Whetstone
Radlett Woburn Wood Green
Rickmansworth Woodford
Royston
Sawbridgeworth
South Oxhey
St Albans
Stevenage
Tring
Waltham Cross
Ware
Watford
Welwyn Garden City