Endometriosis can only be confirmed by surgery. However, there is a strong likelihood that endometriosis is present when:
It is now good practice to use a validated endometriosis questionaire to determine if painful menstruation and its associated symptoms are signs of endometriosis.
The aim of endometriosis treatment is to achieve a good quality of life.
Depending on your age, symptoms and clinical findings, endometriosis can be treated in the following ways:
Endometriosis is the condition where tissues lining the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. Endometrioma (also known as 'chocolate cyst'), on the other hand, is a type of ovarian cyst filled with dark liquid, seen in some women with endometriosis.
Endometriosis is one of the major causes of female infertility. Treatment options such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are available to manage infertility due to endometriosis. In IVF, the process involves the fertilisation of mature eggs with sperm inside a laboratory.