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  1. Conditions
  2. Endometriosis

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a common condition, affecting up to 1 in 10 women, where tissue similar to the inside of the uterus is found in other places, like the outside of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Unfortunately, it is a condition that has been under-diagnosed to date and some women report having to visit their doctor multiple times – and on average, it can take 8 years to receive a diagnosis.

How severe is your endometriosis?

ICI can help you conceive with endometriosis, however it will not help treat the underlying condition of endometriosis. If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis - your doctor may have mentioned what stage you have, ranging from mild to severe. We've summarised this in the drop downs below.

Definition

In mild cases a few endometriosis growths may be found on or near the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and area behind the uterus.

Is the Béa Treatment suitable?

The Béa Treatment is suitable for you if you have mild endometriosis and no other fertility conditions.

Definition

There is a presence of many endometriosis growths, cysts on the ovaries (ovarian endometriomas) and adhesions that can make organs stick together (this can cause a sharp, stabbing abdominal pain). Adhesions can make getting pregnant more difficult if they're located on the fallopian tubes.

Is the Béa Treatment suitable?

The Béa Treatment might be suitable for you if you have moderate endometriosis if your fallopian tubes are open and your doctor has not recommended surgery as treatment.

Definition

In severe cases, there is a presence of many cysts and several adhesions. In addition, endometriosis may be located in and around more organs in the body (rectum, bladder and bowel). Endometriosis in these areas may cause painful bowel movements, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and vomiting.

Is the Béa Treatment suitable?

The Béa Treatment might not be suitable if you have severe endometriosis. In some cases, the endometriosis tissue may need to be surgically removed before a pregnancy is attempted. The Béa Treatment is suitable if you've received the green light to try to conceive following a surgery.

How severe is your endometriosis?

If you have endometriosis and are having difficulty trying to conceive, it is a good idea to visit your GP. NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines state that if there is a known predisposing factor for infertility, then doctors should make an earlier referral for specialist consultation. A specialist can talk you through options to optimise your fertility. These might include surgery to remove parts of the endometriosis.