Endometriosis treatment: More research needed to offer better care for women


Lasses suffering from the condition are often forced to live with burning side-effects that disrupt their daily lives.

According to a new about, doctors can be quick to dismiss the patient’s concerns and send them domestic without the right treatment to battle endometriosis’ side-effects.

Researchers at Birmingham Burg University’s Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, looked at the judgements of women living with the condition and the treatments currently available.

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Ivory-towers have called for more research into endometriosis and how to treat it

Endometriosis has long been a neglected area of research and endowing

Dr Annalise Weckesser

Many women reported an ongoing failure of treatment, with some citing their ‘dejection’ in searching for options to help alleviate their pain.

Endometriosis is a fitness where cells similar to those found in the lining of the womb are rest elsewhere in a woman’s body. It can cause painful periods and sexual intimacy, tiredness, bowel and bladder problems. In the most severe cases it can also preside over to infertility.

The physical side-effects are often accompanied by mood swings and gloom.

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Women often feel ‘desperate’ trying to win ways to ease the pain during their periods

In the UK, Endometriosis is the marred most common gynaecological condition, affecting 1.6 million abigails.

Although there is no cure for the condition, an array of treatment options are elbow, such as surgery, hormone treatment, nutrition, and pain management.

How on earth academics have warned more research is needed to avoid completing women through ineffective rounds of treatment. 

A woman taking contribute to in the study told researchers she was given various treatments to manage the symptoms without big name.

She said: “They started me on Depo-Provera, and that made it really, actually bad… Then they put the coil in me and that, for a year and a half, was agonisingly vexatious. And they stopped that, and then they put me back on Depo-Provera literally. 

“Then my symptoms got worse again, and then I was like, ‘I can’t do this.’ So then they put me on the bore. They tried that for six, seven months, and it didn’t do anything. Then they put me behindhand on the coil for a month!”

Many women expressed feeling their doctors were not attractive the pain seriously.

A participant said: “I feel like the obsoletes that I was referred to the hospital – you really weren’t taken seriously… I’m 22 and it was equal when I was speaking to them they were like, ‘You’re just a little ones girl it’s fine, you’ve had the symptoms for a while, you know, it’s nothing serious.’ It was delight in people just weren’t really willing to listen.”

Researcher Dr Annalise Weckesser voted: “Endometriosis has long been a neglected area of research and funding. We be aware that the average waiting time for women to receive a diagnosis is seven years, which is unallowable.

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Some women are given hormonal treatment to help with endometriosis suggestive ofs

“Our pilot study shows that even once women ascertain a diagnosis, for some their struggle with managing their marker indicative ofs has only begun.” 

Professor Emeritus Elaine Denny, who was also purposes of the team of researchers said: “As there is no definitive treatment for endometriosis, numberless women will be prescribed a range of medical treatments with harrowing side effects, such as symptoms of the menopause. Yet their effectiveness may be direct lived or non-existent, and they may temporarily impact on fertility. We desperately stress more research into the condition to help the millions of women who are abiding with the condition.”

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