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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    What is the treatment for Endometriosis?

    I have recently been diagnosed with Endometriosis and I am just wondering if there is any treatment available?
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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

    At laparoscopy your Gynaecologist will perform surgical treatment including burning, cutting out lesions and removing endometriomas - ovarian cysts if present. Your Gynaecologist will often use hormonal medication for a long term to minimize recurrence of endometriosis. As with any chronic condition holistic approach on a long-term is needed including modifications in lifestyle, diet, exercise, mindfulness and meditation to help with chronic pain and avoidance of strong opioid painkillers that are causing dependence. Regular follow-ups with your Gynaecologist are essential. Our society needs to develop empathy and understanding of this condition.

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