Vulvar Pain Clinic in London specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of vulvodynia and other types of vulvar pain. Our team of experts has written Viva La Vulva to help women manage and treat their chronic vulvar pain. Learn more about endometriosis.

What is Endometriosis?

When we work with you to find vulvar pain causes, the results may indicate that you have endometriosis. The condition results from endometrium, a tissue that lines your uterus, grows in other areas, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other parts of the pelvic region.

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis may cause:

  • Cysts
  • Sharp pain in vulva
  • Sore vulva area
  • Vulvar pain during period
  • Irritation
  • Inflammation
  • Scar tissue
  • Painful menstruation
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Infertility
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation

Causes of Endometriosis

During your period, endometrium inside the uterus thickens and sheds to produce the bleeding of menstruation. Because the tissue develops outside the uterus in cases of endometriosis, it is unable to leave your body through a normal shedding process.

Diagnosis of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is often misdiagnosed. You may have been told that you have irritable bowel syndrome, normal menstrual pain, pelvic inflammatory disease [LINK], or ovarian cysts. At Vulvar Pain Clinic, we take a comprehensive approach to diagnosing endometriosis and other type of vulvar pain to properly identify the cause and provide appropriate treatment. We review your symptoms during the consultation, and we may refer you to a specialist for a physical examination. Imaging tests may be required.

Treatment of Endometriosis

Treatment for endometriosis is based upon the extent of the condition. Pain medications and hormone therapy are effective for the discomfort. Your physician may recommend surgery to remove cysts and other abnormal growths.

Read About Endometriosis in Viva La Vulva

In Viva La Vulva, we discuss some of the common causes of vulvar pain, such as endometriosis. You can review some of the research into vulvodynia, including innovative therapies, self-care, and more.

Where Do I Find Vulvodynia Specialists Near Me?

Vulvar Pain Clinic in London specializes in vulvodynia and other types of vulvar pain. Our team of vulvar pain specialists have written Viva La Vulva to provide valuable, in-depth information to understand your chronic vulvar pain and how you can improve your quality of life with treatment at Vulvar Pain Clinic in London. If you have any questions about the book or endometriosis, or if you would like to schedule a consultation at Vulvar Pain Clinic in London, contact us today.