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Endometriosis consultation

Severe menstrual cramps, lower abdominal pain, pain during sexual intercourse, involuntary childlessness and bloody urine or faeces are typical symptoms of endometriosis. Individual counselling and treatment is crucial for affected patients. We are happy to support you on your personalised treatment path for endometriosis.

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What is endometriosis

Endometriosis is a benign disease that affects around ten per cent of all women. In endometriosis, cells of the uterine lining are found outside the uterine cavity, for example on the ovaries, in the peritoneum and in the uterine wall or in deeper layers of tissue between the vagina, bowel or bladder. Rarely, endometriosis can also occur in more distant tissues such as the abdominal wall.

Diagnosis and interdisciplinary treatment

Due to the sometimes ambiguous nature of the symptoms, it often takes a long time, on average around seven and a half years, before a diagnosis is made and treatment initiated. It is therefore important to take a precise and detailed patient history. A gynaecological examination is then carried out, including palpation and ultrasound. In some cases, further imaging, for example with MRI, is initiated.

Often the drug therapy approach helps and no surgery is required. In other cases, however, endometriosis requires a surgical treatment approach. At the Endometriosis Centre at Zollikerberg Hospital, we have experts from all the necessary specialist disciplines on hand to help you determine your individual treatment path and support you throughout the process. As gynaecologists, we work closely with colleagues in fertility treatment, abdominal surgery, urology, psychotherapy, physiotherapy, nutritional counselling, pain therapy, radiology and pathology. We also offer complementary medicine therapy methods for the treatment of endometriosis at our Centre for Integrative, Complementary Medicine & TCM (ZIMT).

Personalised care for endometriosis

Do you have any questions or would you like to make an appointment for an assessment? You are welcome to register online or contact us by phone on +41 44 397 25 25 or by e-mail at ambulatorium.frauenklinik@spitalzollikerberg.ch.

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