Endometriosis affects around two million women in the UK.
It occurs when tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb is found elsewhere in the body, most commonly on the ovaries, the lining of the pelvis and near the cervix
Mr Oliver O'Donovan operates a specialist endometriosis clinic at BCRM on Tuesday afternoons to help diagnose and manage endometriosis and establish the the presence of other gynaecological conditions. He has worked for two and a half years at one of the largest endometriosis centres in the UK with world - renowned endometriosis experts and surgeons. He is the lead for the BSGE accredited St Michael's Endometriosis Centre in Bristol, and receives referrals from all around the region for expert advice and care. His ultrasound skills mean that he can usually diagnose or exclude endometriosis at the first clinic appointment and discuss/start ongoing management straightaway.
Symptoms of endometriosis can include painful or heavy periods, pain in the lower abdomen and fertility problems. We are highly experienced at helping women with endometriosis regain control of their daily life and manage symptoms. Although there is no cure for this condition, there are treatment options available, including surgery, to help make coping with endometriosis easier.
The symptoms caused by endometriosis can be caused by other conditions. So, tests are usually advised to find the cause of the symptoms. The only way to be sure that a woman has endometriosis is to look at the internal organs inside the pelvis and abdomen.
To arrange an appointment with Mr O'Donovan at BCRM please contact his team via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01172 445579. For more information on Mr O'Donovan, please see his website.