(Endometriosis Special Interest Group)
We are frequently asked questions about endometriosis, mainly through our Facebook page. Endometriosis NZ is very fortunate to have access to some of the most experienced advanced laparoscopic surgeons and pelvic pain specialists.
To find out who our ESIG specialists are click here.
Our ESIG members are donating their time to answer the questions posed to them by Endometriosis NZ.
Surgery: Does the skill of a surgeon matter?
Here is the question put to us by one of our members to ASK ESIG. We hope the responses help you too. Four ESIG members responded. ENZ has also offered a final opinion.
"I am considering paying for my second laparoscopy myself. I want to know whether it is worth seeking out the best laparoscopic surgeon? Does the skill of the surgeon make a difference to the recurrence of endometriosis?”Read more →
Symptoms of endometriosis and hyperemesis during pregnancy
Read more to find Dr Charles Koh and Dr Neil Johnson's response to questions raised in 'Ask ESIG' about endometriosis symptoms during preganancy and if women with endometriosis are more prone to hyperemesis gravidarum.Read more →
Is Fibromyalgia caused by endometriosis?
Although there is not a strong association recognised between endometriosis and fibromyalgia, because of the autoimmune features of both conditions, there is some overlap.Read more →
Is Irregular Bleeding a symptom of endometriosis?
We've received many questions recently about irregular bleeding, particularly from young women. Here is Michael East’s response to your question "Is irregular bleeding a symptom of endometriosis?”Read more →
Supplements, Endo and Fertility
In terms of conceiving and staying pregnant in the setting of mild endometriosis, unfortunately there are no simple medications that clearly benefit. Taking folic acid supplementation is important for all women trying to conceive and iodine is mainly important once pregnant.Read more →
'The Use of a Mirena' by Michael East
It is ‘T - shaped’ plastic (nylon) device that has a slow release hormone capsule attached to the ‘stalk’ of the T. It acts as a very efficient contraceptive and has a 5 year lifespan.Read more →