TAKING CARE OF YOU AND YOUR WELLBEING
One in ten women in the UK has endometriosis, yet it takes an average of seven and a half years to be diagnosed.
It can affect every aspect of your life including your relationship, physical activity levels and ability to enjoy life.
Here at The Harley Street Clinic in London, we offer a range of services to help you take control of the condition, so you can
live your life to the full. We tell you whether you have endometriosis and how it may affect you within about a week.
And if you do have endometriosis, we take care of every aspect of your treatment and follow-up care.
How we're different
We diagnose you quickly, using state-of-the-art imaging techniques and high-tech endoscopy equipment. We then treat the disease and offer you loads of ways to manage it, taking into account your individual situation and main symptoms.
With us, you get all the care you need in one place. Our multidisciplinary team of nurses, consultants, surgeons, radiologists and pain specialists provide the best expertise available.
We also offer complimentary medicine and counselling to support you further. And if you have difficulty getting pregnant, our team at the Lister Fertility Clinic can treat you.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a common disease and it occurs when cells like those lining the womb are found elsewhere in the body. Like the ones in your womb, these cells also break down and bleed once a month, but the blood can’t leave your body. This menstrual blood irritates the tissue in your pelvis, creating inflammation and scarring.
While some women have no symptoms, others can suffer effects like bowel and bladder problems, ovarian cysts, pelvic pain throughout their cycle and, pain during sex. Depression and fatigue are also very common symptoms of endometriosis. It can also cause infertility.
Endometriosis Patient becomes a mum
When Amanda started to experience severe pelvic pain around a year ago, she decided it was time to go to her GP.
After being referred to a specialist, she decided to undergo treatment privately. Just a couple of months after treatment, she fell pregnant and has just had a baby.
Top treatment for endometriosis patient
Olga first realised something wasn’t right when a year ago she started getting really painful periods and felt bloated all the time. She eventually had an MRI scan in her native Russia which showed signs of an ovarian cyst which required surgery.
What causes Endometriosis?
Nobody knows what causes endometriosis, though there are a few theories:
- Retrograde menstruation, which is when some of the lining of your womb flows backwards through your fallopian tubes into your abdomen during your period and the tissue then implants itself and grows.
- Genetics: the sisters and mothers of women who have endometriosis are also likely to have the condition
- Endometriosis cells can get into the bloodstream or lymphatic system, though nobody knows how
How many women suffer from endometriosis?
One in ten women in the UK has endometriosis, yet it takes an average of seven and a half years to be diagnosed. It can affect every aspect of your life including your relationship, physical activity levels and ability to enjoy life.
To find out whether you have endometriosis, we assess your symptoms with a gynaecological examination and various tests.
What we offer
Here at The Harley Street Clinic in London, we offer a range of services to help you take control of the condition, so you can live to the full. We tell you whether you have endometriosis and how it may affect you within about a week. And if you do have endometriosis, we take care of every aspect of your treatment and follow-up care. For more information go to our endometriosis treatment page.
Your endometriosis treatment
Your treatment could include hormone therapy, advice for managing the pain or surgery. Our consultant gynaecologist, urologist and surgeon will talk you through your options.
Giving you extra support
We can support you through endometriosis with counselling, nutrition and lifestyle advice.