In this blog for people affected by heavy periods, Dr Stuart Spencer, Specialty Trainee in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at John Radcliffe Hospital, and Dr Martin Hirsch, Consultant Gynaecologist at John Radcliffe Hospital, look at the Cochrane evidence on various treatment options, weigh up the pros and cons, and highlight some questions you may wish to consider and discuss with a healthcare professional.
Tag: Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility
Sarah Lensen, one of the team who worked on the Cochrane reviews on endometrial scratching (womb scratching), explains what the latest evidence tells us and what we still don’t know.
In a blog for GPs and for people seeking help from their GPs (especially those who have or may have endometriosis), Lara Cowpe reflects upon her experiences with GPs during her endometriosis journey.
In this blog for people considering surgery to treat pain associated with endometriosis, Dr Martin Hirsch, Consultant Gynaecologist, and Claire Barker, who had keyhole surgery for endometriosis in 2015, explore the benefits and risks and discuss important aspects to consider when thinking about undergoing surgery.
Claire Barker shares her experiences of using hormonal contraceptives for her endometriosis pain, and Dr Martin Hirsch, Locum Consultant Gynaecologist at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital, discusses the latest Cochrane evidence. He reflects upon the side effects and effectiveness of these widely used treatments for pain associated with endometriosis.
In this blog for people with endometriosis, Dr Ippokratis Sarris, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and the Director of King’s Fertility, and Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discuss the reasons why endometriosis causes fertility problems, potential treatment options, and the latest Cochrane evidence on IVF for endometriosis.
In this blog for women with endometriosis, Dr James Duffy, Clinical Fellow at King’s Fertility, discusses the latest Cochrane evidence on blood tests for diagnosing endometriosis. He reflects on the need to develop accurate blood tests, the current research evidence, and the potential of a blood test called CA125 for diagnosing endometriosis.
March is #EndometriosisAwarenessMonth. In March we ran a special series of blogs on diagnosing and treating endometriosis. There were also live Q&As and people could submit questions to experts on social media using the hashtag #MyEndometriosisQuestion.
Cochrane researchers Jolijn Verkuijlen and Jack Wilkinson explain what their new review can tell us about psychological therapies for subfertile couples