Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common disorder that affects many women in New Zealand. It may be that up to 1 in 10 women are affected. It occurs when endometrial tissue, which should only be found in the uterus, also grows outside the uterus, such as on ovaries or the bowel. This can be very painful and is why women with endometriosis usually have pain around the same time as their period.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common disorder that affects many women in New Zealand. It may be that up to 1 in 10 women are affected. It occurs when endometrial tissue, which should only be found in the uterus, also grows outside the uterus, such as on ovaries or the bowel. This can be very painful and is why women with endometriosis usually have pain around the same time as their period.

Symptoms

Common causes are medications containing oral hormones (estrogen, progestogen) such as contraceptive agents and other oral hormonal therapies.

Ectropion, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can also be associated with inter-menstrual bleeding.

Persistent inter-menstrual bleeding may be caused by genital tract infections, polyps within the uterus or cervix, and rarely cancer of the cervix.

Treatment

If you have persistent intermenstrual bleeding, you should see your GP. First-step investigations may include an examination, pap smear, or vaginal ultrasound scan.

We can help

If you think you may have endometriosis and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

Common causes are medications containing oral hormones (estrogen, progestogen) such as contraceptive agents and other oral hormonal therapies.

Ectropion, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can also be associated with inter-menstrual bleeding.

Persistent inter-menstrual bleeding may be caused by genital tract infections, polyps within the uterus or cervix, and rarely cancer of the cervix.

If you have persistent intermenstrual bleeding, you should see your GP. First-step investigations may include an examination, pap smear, or vaginal ultrasound scan.

If you think you may have endometriosis and would like to talk to us about how we can help, please feel free to contact us. You can also request an appointment online.

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