Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 people, with female reproductive organs, worldwide and this number may be grossly undervalued as this only accounts for those that have been diagnosed. It often takes up to 10 years or more to be diagnosed because so many people are missed and dismissed along the way. There is now research to suggest that all people with female reproductive organs may have the propensity to have endometriosis.

Endometriosis can only be definitely diagnosed via surgical intervention (mainly laparoscopy), and defined as the presence of tissue histologically similar to endometrium at sites outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is one of the commonest benign gynaecological conditions to affect women of reproductive age. That is, it is a disease that occurs primarily in menstruating people. It is a chronic and recurrent disease that can period pain, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, bowel and bladder issues, fatigue, ovulation pain and even issues with fertility. Although not life-threatening, once symptomatic, endometriosis can have an extremely debilitating effect on the quality of life for many women, and is often frustrating to manage for both the patient and doctor.

The exact etiology and pathogenesis of endometriosis is still not clearly defined, but through modern research we now know that it is a genetic condition and it is also a hereditary condition.

Many women diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) actually have endometriosis and not IBS. It can also play major havoc with the emotions, hormones and the libido. Many women with it also have pain on intercourse which further lessens the desire around sex. If you get painful periods and can’t get out of bed, there is a good chance that you actually have it. Although a significant portion of women with endometriosis are asymptomatic, meaning they would not even know they have it. It is just that we only hear about the people in pain and presume all people with endometriosis get pain, when in fact they don’t.

Endometriosis has now reached an all time high in its ever-growing presence. This disease is often debilitating both physical and emotionally. A significant portion of women that have endometriosis are asymptomatic (No symptoms). It is one of the most misdiagnosed and under diagnosed conditions in women with many health care professional not having enough education to identify the disease and its presenting symptoms. This is often why it is 10 years (or more) from initial onset to definitive diagnosis and this is really terrible that so many women get missed and dismissed on a daily basis.

The Endometriosis Experts

The Endometriosis Experts was founded by Endometriosis Expert Dr Andrew Orr, who has a master of Women’s Health Medicine, and a master of Reproductive medicines, and has over 25 years of clinical experience assisting women’s health conditions such as Endometriosis and Adenomyosis.

Dr Orr is very vocal about the education and the proper facts around endometriosis, and also how many women are missed and dismissed on their journey to diagnosis, if they are actually diagnosed.

Hence Dr Orr created The Experts Program, which included the Endometriosis Experts (Including Adenomyosis). The Endometriosis Experts is a group of experts who have a special interest in Endometriosis and Adenomyosis. Many are of practitioners in the Experts Program are experts in their own right, but some have also undertaken The Experts Program training and certification to become experts as well.

The Endometriosis Experts consists of expert practitioners such as medical practitioners, advanced trained laparoscopic excision surgeons, allied health practitioners, pelvic floor specialists, pelvic floor physiotherapists, psychologists, and also complementary medicine practitioners.

If you are looking for an expert in Endometriosis and Adenomyosis, you need to contact The Endometriosis Experts (including Adenomyosis).