There is no cure for Endometriosis, but that's not to say there aren't ways that can help.
If you have noticed changes around your menstrual cycle, or if your periods are unusually painful and you are experiencing symptoms that are stopping you from attending school or work or taking part in day-to-day activities, this is NOT normal.
There is a chance you might have Endometriosis, or it could be the cause of something else.
It’s a good idea to make an appointment and discuss this with your General Practitioner (GP) as early as possible.
What treatments are available?
Endometriosis symptoms can be helped with a combination of pain relief and anti-inflammatory medications, pelvic floor physiotherapy, dietary changes, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.
Hormone therapy treatments to limit, help regulate or temporarily stop your periods may also benefit.
For more severe cases, treatment of the Endometriosis may need surgical intervention, if other treatments are not effective.
These treatments cannot necessarily cure Endometriosis, but they may help reduce pain, prevent, help regulate or limit periods, and potentially enable you to live as active as possible.
It's important to know
Since Endometriosis can cause a wide variety of problems, treatments are individualised –meaning what may work for one person, may not always work for another.
When deciding which treatment is best suited to you, your medical team will consider several factors, such as your age, your medical history, the severity of your symptoms, whether you’re looking to start a family, either now or later, and various other individualised circumstances, along with any possible side effects, risks, and complications.