March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

We would like to take this opportunity to re-assure women that we see you, we hear you, and we can help you.

Up until recently there was very little awareness about Endometriosis and many women were being made to feel like their pain was “normal” and just a part of being a woman.

Now we know that 1 in 10 women have Endometriosis and it often takes between 7 and 10 years for women to be given a diagnosis of Endometriosis.

Symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Pain that stops you on or around your period.
  • Pain on or around ovulation.
  • Pain during or after sex.
  • Pain with bowel movements.
  • Pain when you urinate.
  • Pain in your pelvic region, lower back or legs
  • Having trouble holding on when you have a full bladder or having to go frequently
  • Heavy bleeding or irregular bleeding.

Sydney Pelvic Clinic is very happy to be able to deliver a wonderful integrated approach to women suffering from Endometriosis and pelvic pain.

Our approach to endometriosis includes the following:

  • Education and understanding of pelvic pain, how endometriosis and your pain experience affects you and how to better understand your ability to manage your pain
  • Pelvic floor treatment to treat the local tissue tension that is often found in patients with endometriosis. This is both important in managing the condition as well as pre or post-surgery
  • We are able to re-introduce movement and exercise into your routine, with structure and graded exercises which are found to be most beneficial in pain management and return to exercise in patients with Endo. This can include stretches, yoga-style body based movements and gentle increases in resistance exercise to your tolerance.
  • Nutrition is another element to endometriosis management that is found to be very beneficial and should be explored

Please come and see one of our Pelvic Physios to begin to explore your options of treatment for Endometriosis. There is SO much that can be done!

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