Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic condition in which the endometrium (uterine lining) occurs outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is often misunderstood. On average, it takes 10 years for a patient to receive this specific diagnosis. Frequently, all other possible conditions have been ruled out by previous examinations. About 3 in 10 women have endometriosis. Worldwide, there are 127 million women facing the condition.

Specialization in endometriosis

Colette Peeters is highly specialized in the treatment of endometriosis. She is deeply engaged in broad research on the subject and lectures internationally on the issue. She has done research on the many complications of endometriosis: chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pain during intercourse and infertility, and the effect of osteopathic internal manipulative treatments on chronic pain. Her knowledge is supported by internships on the operating table to test osteopathic findings against what we see laparoscopically (keyhole surgery through the abdominal cavity). In her practice, she sees hundreds of endometriosis patients each year looking for answers, pain relief, or the fulfillment of their desire to have children.

Symptoms

  • Pain during intercourse (when penetrating or deep thrusting)
  • Bladder symptoms: irritated bladder, frequent urination, nighttime urination, feeling of inflammation 
  • Menstrual pains, heavy bleeding, clots, black blood
  • Lower back complaints, sacrum, tailbone issues
  • Pubic bone pain
  • Radiation in the legs, restless, heavy legs
  • Infertility
  • Intestinal complaints cramps, bloating, difficult evacuation of stool
  • Anal spasms

Scar tissue

Colette's specialization is treating the functional consequences of scar tissue, adhesions, briden after gender reassignment surgical treatments (plastic and reconstructive surgery).

Scar creation varies by individual, surgical technique, complications, and skin type.

The production of scar tissue and its breakdown is a complex physiological mechanism where a lot can go wrong resulting in permanent scar tissue, adhesions, and briden. This can cause peritoneum, small pelvic structures, abdominal structures (ligaments, fascia) and organs to stick together that should not be connected. This can manifest itself in functional complaints due to loss of movement and reduced blood flow/oxygenation/metabolism of organs and structures in the small pelvis and abdomen.

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