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Knocked Up Podcast: When Endometriosis Isn’t Visible on Ultrasound

Posted on 20 August 2019

Dr Raelia Lew explains the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis when it can’t be seen on ultrasound. For more information and resources on understanding endometriosis, click here. Join our community! Follow Women’s Health Melbourne on Facebook and Instagram (@womenshealthmelbourne), and follow Dr Raelia Lew on Instagram (@drraelialew). Have a question for the hosts? Is there … Continue reading

Are fertility issues hereditary?

Posted on 7 November 2018

Some fertility issues are genetic.  Genetic diseases usually run in families, but some can occur for the first time in an individual and from then can be passed down to their future children. Here are some examples of common and rare genetic causes of infertility. Endometriosis While not the only risk factor, endometriosis is 7 … Continue reading

Illnesses that may be affecting your fertility

Posted on 25 October 2018

There are lots of medical conditions that affect fertility. Some are obvious, others silent. Here are a few you may not have thought about because symptoms can be hard to read or seem unconnected. Endometriosis When women think about endometriosis, we think about severe period pain.  However for a large number of women with milder … Continue reading

What is endometriosis?

Posted on 8 March 2017

Endometriosis is a condition which causes inflammation and scarring throughout the female pelvis. It still a poorly understood condition. It is progressive over time and can compromise fertility and also impact IVF outcomes. Endometriosis can be silent, or can present as painful periods, painful sex or infertility.   What are the forms of endometriosis? Endometriosis … Continue reading