Bedford Endometriosis Clinic

We have a specialist private endometriosis clinic on a Wednesday evening – held from 6pm to 8pm each week.

If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms or you are in constant pain which is preventing you from living your life, you may be suffering from endometriosis – symptoms include:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Tiredness and lack of energy
  • Problems becoming pregnant
  • Pain during sex

What Is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition where tissue, similar to the tissue that normally grows inside the uterus, grows outside of the uterus.

It can cause pain around the pelvis, abdomen and back areas.

Currently, there is no cure for endometriosis, however, with the right care and treatment the symptoms of endometriosis can be made more manageable.  The important facts are:

  • Endometriosis is not an infection or contagious
  • Endometriosis is not cancer
  • Endometriosis is not just a bad period pain
  • Wearing tampons does not cause Endometriosis
  • Pregnancy is not a cure for Endometriosis
  • A hysterectomy is not the only way to treat Endometriosis
  • Ovaries that contain endometriosis should not always be removed

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Endometriosis Facts

In the UK alone, around 1.5 million women are currently diagnosed with the condition but many more probably do not realise they have it.

  • 1 in 10 women may have Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis symptoms may appear before the first menstrual period and persist long into menopause
  • Endometriosis may cause minor bleeding, cysts and scarring inside your stomach
  • Having Endometriosis may affect your ability to get pregnant
  • Endometriosis is difficult to diagnose as individuals have different symptoms – no two women will be the same

Diagnosing Endometriosis

For many women, it can take time and be difficult to receive the correct diagnosis for endometriosis.  This is because the symptoms are often similar to other conditions and can be different for each person, indeed some women have no obvious symptoms but may just be experiencing problems becoming pregnant. 
For this reason, if you have any of the symptoms or suspect you may have endometriosis, it is important to see a specialist to receive a firm diagnosis and ensure you can receive the care and treatment needed.
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We are an accredited Specialist Centre

Mr Mahran – MBBCh, MSc, MRCOG
Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist – Clinical Lead at Bedford Hospital

Mr Mahran is a specialist in endometriosis and the lead for the Bridges Endometriosis Centre as accredited by the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.

He is highly accomplished in the management and treatment of complex gynaecological cancers, advanced laparoscopic surgery, hysteroscopy and colposcopy, including medical and surgical management of menstrual disorders and pelvic pain.

He has over 20 years’ experience and completed his advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery training in Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and has since introduced the keyhole hysterectomy and operative hysterectomy techniques to Bedford Hospital – where he is the clinical lead.

He is keen on professional development and medical education and frequently organises lectures, small groups and workshops for fellow peers / professionals; he is also a published author of numerous articles in medical journals.