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Experts in Women’s Gynaecological Care

Welcome to Northern Medical Women’s Health Clinic, Ahoghill, Ballymena.

We offer the most up-to-date advice and treatments for women of all ages. This care is provided by a friendly experienced  team in private, professional and comfortable consulting rooms. If surgery or procedures are required, these are performed in the safest surgical environment with state-of-the art equipment and a highly trained team.

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Endometriosis


Endometriosis is a common condition affecting approximately 6-10% of women where tissue that behaves like the lining of the womb (the endometrium) is found outside the womb.

These pieces of tissue can be found are most commonly found on the ovaries, on the lining of the pelvis (the peritoneum) behind the uterus and covering the top of the vagina.

Most women diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 40, unfortunately this diagnosis and treatment is often delayed for many years.

Endometriosis is a long-term (chronic) condition that causes painful periods or heavy periods, deep pain at intercourse. It often also causes pain in the lower abdomen (tummy), pelvis or lower back, as well as fertility problems. It may also contribute towards a lack of energy and depression.

However, the symptoms of endometriosis can vary significantly and some women have few symptoms or no symptoms at all. Gold standard for diagnosis is laparoscopy ( telescopic examination through umbilicus (belly button) and biopsy.

Many treatment options exist both medical and surgical.