By suppressing the growth of endometrial-like tissue, treatments such as birth control pills, patches, vaginal rings, GnRH agonists and antagonists, and progestin therapy can offer relief. Our women's health general practitioner, Dr Yvette Bruce, offers expert guidance, helping women navigate the best hormonal solutions tailored to their unique situation.
Pelvic physiotherapy has emerged as a pivotal approach in managing this pain, targeting both the musculoskeletal and neural implications of the disease. Specialised pelvic physiotherapists, trained in the nuances of endometriosis, apply a combination of manual therapies, tailored exercises, and relaxation techniques. This holistic approach not only aids in alleviating pain but also addresses the muscular tightness and dysfunction commonly associated with endometriosis. By integrating pelvic physiotherapy into their care plan, many individuals with endometriosis find enhanced relief, improved pelvic function, and a better quality of life.
To learn more about Pelvic Physiotherapy at Painless, check out our resident expert, Caitlin McPhee.
Pain Relief Medication
Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can help manage the pain. For more severe pain, doctors might prescribe stronger painkillers.
For women who wish to become pregnant or experience severe pain, doctors may opt for a laparoscopic procedure to remove or destroy endometrial-like tissue.
Assisted Reproductive Techniques
For those facing fertility issues due to endometriosis, treatments like in vitro fertilization (IVF) might be suggested to help in achieving pregnancy.
Some women find relief from endometriosis pain through acupuncture, chiropractic care, herbs, or dietary supplements. It's essential to discuss any alternative treatments with your doctor to ensure they're safe and effective for your specific condition.