Adenomyosis treatment Gold Coast
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  • 24.11.23

Quality care for Uterine Adenomyosis – with Dr Priya Sokhal

In Australia, adenomyosis is a common condition, affecting nearly one in five women. As a condition that affects so many women, it’s important to seek out quality care and understanding to address the unique challenges and concerns thrown your way. 

At Grace Private, we understand that caring for adenomyosis requires more than just medical expertise, it’s essential to provide compassion, empowerment and personalised treatment. Holistic care from a highly-experienced gynaecologist is vital to help you navigate the complexities of this condition with confidence. 

The low-down on adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a gynaecological condition where endometrial tissue (which normally lines the inside of the uterus) grows within the muscular wall of the uterus (myometrium). This causes the uterus to become enlarged and sore, resulting in painful and heavy periods. It can often coexist with endometriosis and can also lead to chronic pelvic pain. It can develop whether you have had children or not and is most commonly diagnosed by a pelvic ultrasound scan. 

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Symptoms of adenomyosis

The symptoms of adenomyosis include: 

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Menstrual pain
  • Pelvic discomfort – most prominent during menstruation. 
  • Enlarged uterus.
  • Painful intercourse.

Dr Priya Sokhal: Dedicated to holistic adenomyosis care

Dr Priya Sokhal is more than just a medical professional; she’s a compassionate advocate for women’s well-being and is a valuable member of the Grace Private family. Priya has a wealth of experience, in both the UK and Australia, private and public sectors.

Embarking on her medical journey in London, Dr Sokhal received honours from the prestigious Imperial College, London and her dream of working overseas led her to Australia where she has pursued her passion for obstetrics and gynaecology and completed her fellowship at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetrics and gynaecology. 

Priya strongly believes in providing individualised care, and specialises in minimal access (keyhole) surgery, with interests in adenomyosis, endometriosis, menopause, menstrual and hormonal issues and abnormal cervical screening tests. 

When it comes to adenomyosis care, Priya is your advocate who understands the different challenges you face as you live with this condition. Her extensive experience and expertise ensure you not only receive the best medical care but also the support and personalised attention you need to manage adenomyosis symptoms with confidence.

Adenomyosis – care options

Care options for adenomyosis will depend on the individual and Dr Sokhal will assess your specific condition and tailor a care plan accordingly. Some common care options for adenomyosis include: 

  • Pain relief medication to help reduce menstrual pain.
  • Hormonal therapy including IUDs.
  • Minimally invasive procedures including endometrial ablation
  • Hysterectomy for severe cases.
  • Lifestyle changes such as diet and managing stress to complement medical treatments. 

Quality  care at Grace Private

Grace Private is proud to have Priya as part of the team, alongside a wealth of experienced Gold Coast gynaecologists who are dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of women with adenomyosis, helping you navigate the complexities of this sometimes challenging health journey. 

We also offer diet, physiotherapy and psychological support for women with adenomyosis. Our allied health professionals work with our gynaecologists to assist with:

  • Diet and lifestyle for hormone balancing, managing symptoms and gastrointestinal health. 
  • Physiotherapy to relieve pain and pelvic concerns. 
  • Psychological support for pain, anxiety and mental health. 

If you are experiencing heavy, painful periods that affect your everyday life, consult your GP and ask for a referral to speak to Dr Priya Sokhal who can further assess your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options. Simply remember to ask for “Grace” for a referral. 

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