Date Published: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Anil Sharma talks about the management of endometriosis in primary care. Anil is a private gynaecologist working in Auckland at Ascot Central and has special interests in endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding and urogynaecology.




  • How common is endometriosis in NZ
  • What are the theories of causation?
  • What presentations do you see in your practice?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • What are we looking for during clinical examination?
  • What role is there for lab tests and imaging?
  • When to refer, what are the red flags?
  • What are the principles of medical management?
  • What does surgical management entail?
  • Impact on fertility?


Take home messages

  • Assume every woman who presents with acute or chronic pelvic pain may well have endometriosis
  • If the exam is fairly normal and simple analgesics or the combined pill works, great… For everyone else consider referral.





Anil Sharma

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