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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    So what is Endometriosis and how can it be diagnosed?

    My Gp told me that I might have Endometriosis and gave me a referral to go see an OBGYN. I don't really trust my GP and specialists are expensive so just wanted to check first before booking an appointment.
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  • Dr Ljiljana Miljkovic-Petkovic

    Gynaecologist, Obstetrician

    I am an experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist who is passionate about providing the highest level of care in a personalised and compassionate manner. We offer … View Profile

    Endometriosis is a condition where tissue, similar to what normally lines the womb, grows outside the uterus, usually affecting ovaries, bowel, bladder, whole pelvic cavity, causing inflammation and pain. Often it can affect fertility. Sometimes can also spread to areas as far as the chest. Only diagnosis of endometriosis is at laparoscopy, a keyhole surgery that only your Gynaecologist can perform. That is why diagnosis is often delayed by 7-10 years.

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