Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium, also known as the lining of the womb, starts to grow in other such as the ovaries, the fallopian tubes and the bowel.
During the menstrual period, this tissue bleeds and causes inflammation, which results in pain.
Endometriosis can affect any woman of childbearing age. Endometriosis is common, it affects around 10% of women in the UK. It’s a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on women’s life, but there are treatments that can help.
The symptoms of endometriosis can vary. Some women are badly affected, while others might not have any noticeable symptoms. The main symptoms of endometriosis are period pain, heavy periods, pain during or after sex, urinary and/or bowel symptoms during menstruation and infertility (difficulty getting pregnant).
For some women, endometriosis can have a big impact on their life and may sometimes lead to feelings of depression.
Mr Premetis is highly skilled in endometriosis ultrasound scanning. He is part of the advanced endometriosis clinic in his NHS trust and is able not only to diagnose it on ultrasound scan but also to assess its severity, its precise location, the involvement of pelvic organs and guide decisions on optimal treatment options.