ENDOMETRIOSIS

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The presence and proliferation of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity, usually within the pelvis. It may manifest as dysmenorrhoea, dyspareunia and chronic pelvic pain. Diagnosis is made by laparoscopy.

GENERAL MEASURES

For women who wish to conceive, referral for surgery.

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MEDICINE TREATMENT

  • Combined oral contraceptives for 6 months. OR
  • Medroxyprogesterone acetate, oral, 30 mg daily for at least 3 months.
READ ALSO  AMENORRHOEA

 

Note:

The recurrence of symptoms is common following cessation of treatment.

 

REFERRAL

»     Women with infertility.

»     No response to treatment after 3 months.

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