February 20th 2017
Patient becomes a mum after endometriosis treatment
When Amanda started to experience severe pelvic pain around a year ago, she decided it was time to go to her GP.
The 35-year-old had been trying for a baby for two years without success and now with debilitating, monthly pelvic pain too, she was concerned something was wrong.
After being referred to a specialist, she decided to undergo treatment privately using private health insurance through her work to speed up the process.
Recommendations from her friends took her to HCA and she chose Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Mr Denis Tsepov.
In less than a week, she had an appointment with Mr Tsepov at The Harley Street Clinic.
Amanda was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis – a painful condition where the tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb, grows outside the womb.
Two weeks later, she underwent key-hole surgery to remove a large endometrioma (ovarian cyst) and nearby scar tissue. The hour-long procedure was carried out under a general anaesthetic but she was allowed home the same day.
After the operation in March, Amanda felt much better and the pain disappeared. She also realised that the pain had been restricting her movements, and she was now more mobile.
Amanda may need further treatments to remove more of the endometriosis.
However, the surgery appears to have improved her fertility.
Just a couple of months after treatment, she fell pregnant and has just had a baby.
Amanda, not her real name, said: ‘I am really pleased that I chose to receive treatment at The Harley Street Clinic.
‘Everything went really smoothly and quickly, and I felt better almost immediately. The best part is that I am now pregnant, which is something I had been wanting for a long time.
‘Although I may need more surgeries in the future I feel really positive for the future.’
According to Mr Tsepov, endometriosis can sometimes affect a woman’s ability to conceive and carries a higher risk of ectopic pregnancy – a potentially dangerous condition where the embryo implants itself outside the womb, typically in one of the fallopian tubes.
‘I am really pleased that the treatment had such a good outcome,’ he said.
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