Dr Roger Perkins
What is endometriosis and how is it treated?
The term endometriosis may be used for the first time when you are seeing your GP about period pain. That in itself may be a reason to ask for a referral and to see me as your gynaecologist. The first step is to help you get a clear diagnosis and then we can look at the best possible management of your endometriosis symptoms. On this page, we discuss the symptoms, the management options for endometriosis and its impact on your fertility as a woman.
What is endometriosis?
"Endometriosis is a common condition in women’s health. It is associated with infertility, pain during intercourse, and excessive period pain. The symptoms may be felt stronger before or during your period because the endometrial tissue grows during your menstrual cycle. The cells in this tissue respond to hormones."
Symptoms you should look out for
"The tissue nodules that we are looking for, can be very small or they can grow larger (between 1 mm and 4 cm). That will influence the symptoms you experience. This is why it takes the expertise of an experienced gynaecologist to give you a clear diagnosis."
How is it diagnosed?
"I will look at each person's individual circumstances to work out the best solution. It is important to have an in-depth consultation to look at your symptoms, your history, and the visual information from your ultrasounds. "
More about Dr Roger Perkins
"My aim is to make you feel comfortable at all times. My consultation style is unrushed and I respect your schedule by minimising waiting times. You’re a unique person and I make it my goal to truly get to know you."