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Endometriosis is a condition that affects one in nine women aged between 15 – 44 in Australia. Its painful symptoms can significantly impact everyday life, physical and mental well-being and the ability to conceive. As a Gynaecologist in Melbourne, Dr Peter Jurcevic has been at the forefront of diagnosing, managing and treating numerous women from conditions related to the female reproductive system, including endometriosis, for over 27 years.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus, known as endometrial tissue, grows outside the uterus. Unlike healthy endometrial tissue, this misplaced tissue doesn’t shed during the menstrual cycle. Instead, attaches to organs within the pelvic region, causing pain, inflammation, scarring and the formation of painful cysts.
Dr Peter Jurcevic understands that while menstrual pain is a shared experience for many women, the symptoms of endometriosis can be particularly challenging. As a dedicated gynaecologist, Dr Peter has tended to numerous women living with endometriosis in Melbourne. We want to emphasise that we’re here to provide care and support.
If you’re living with endometriosis symptoms, you may face more intense pelvic pain that coincides with your menstrual cycle, discomfort during sexual intercourse, heavy menstrual bleeding, and ongoing fatigue. Rest assured, Dr Peter is dedicated to helping you navigate these symptoms and applying effective treatments to manage endometriosis.
As your trusted endometriosis specialist in Melbourne, Dr Peter’s goal is to empower you with knowledge, support and understanding so you can make informed decisions about your endometriosis treatment options.
While a definitive “cure” for endometriosis is yet to be discovered, Dr Peter focuses on effectively managing your symptoms to enhance your quality of life. We offer a range of treatment options tailored to your unique circumstances. Treatment for endometriosis may include the prescription of simple pain relievers to alleviate discomfort and hormonal treatments such as birth control pills to regulate hormonal fluctuations. If necessary, surgical interventions may include minimally invasive laparoscopy key-hole excision or diathermy of deposits through to more advanced procedures such as a hysterectomy and ureteric and/or bowel release/repair.
Dr Peter’s collaborative approach to treatment considers factors such as your age, specific symptoms, and your desire to have children, allowing him to determine the most suitable treatment plan for you.
Dr Peter Jurcevic’s unwavering commitment to his patients means he goes above and beyond to support and guide women in Melbourne through each step of their endometriosis journey, from an accurate diagnosis to personalised treatment plans and post-operative care. He understands the physical and emotional toll that endometriosis can have on women and, therefore, approaches each case with empathy and will address all of your concerns. With Dr Peter Jurcevic as your endometriosis specialist, you can find solace in knowing you are in the hands of a trusted doctor dedicated to supporting you at every step of your journey.
Your GP can refer you to Dr Peter Jurcevic, who offers comprehensive women’s care from gynaecology and obstetrics to fertility, allowing you to receive holistic, personalised care in one convenient location in Melbourne. During your endometriosis consultation at Frances Perry House, Dr Peter will conduct a thorough assessment of your health and will discuss the range of treatment options available to you. Learn more about what to expect at your first gynaecology appointment here.
Endometriosis is widely recognised as one of the leading causes of infertility. However, it is worth noting that not all women with endometriosis will necessarily experience infertility.
Special ultrasound and MRI imaging can help look for signs of endometriosis. However, an accurate diagnosis involves a laparoscopy procedure and biopsy.
Early signs of endometriosis vary from person to person, but there are common indicators to be aware of. These include pelvic pain that usually worsens around your period, pain during intercourse, excessive bleeding, fatigue, gastrointestinal issues and difficulty conceiving.
Although the exact cause of endometriosis remains unclear, potential associations include hormone imbalances, retrograde menstruation, immune system dysfunction, environmental influences and genetic factors.