Understanding Endometriosis – patient information to assist informed consent
This patient education pamphlet provides treatment information on endometriosis. The topics discussed include: types of endometriosis (including information on adenomyosis), causes of endometriosis and the symptoms of endometriosis. Endometriosis is also discussed in relation to menopause, pregnancy and infertility.
This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients considering hormonal therapies or surgery to treat symptoms. Hormonal therapies are described for patients that may need medication to treat symptoms. The surgical procedures discussed are: laparoscopy, laparotomy and hysterectomy.
The different treatments of endometriosis are described in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology patient information leaflets are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.