Dianna Martino - Holistic Naturopath & Coach

Holistic Adelaide Naturopath


Endometriosis is when pieces of the endometrium (uterine lining) are found outside of the uterus. This endometrial tissue behaves the same way it does when in the uterus; it grows in response to oestrogen in preparation for implantation and sheds blood when there is no pregnancy. However this shed blood remains trapped and can cause tissue damage and symptoms. 25-50% of women with infertility have endometriosis.

Signs and Symptoms

If you have the following signs and symptoms it is advised that you see your medical practitioner for a diagnosis.


  • Pain on menstruation
  • Pain on ovulation
  • Heavy or long uncontrollable menstrual periods with blood clots
  • Premenstrual spotting
  • Mid-cycle bleeding
  • Spotting after intercourse


  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Pain on intercourse
  • Infertility
  • Hot flushes prior to menstruation, at ovulation, at conception
  • Vaginal thrush


  • Pain on urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Urinary tract infections


  • Nausea
  • Blood in stools
  • Bloating
  • Flatulence
  • Diarrhoea (especially with menses)
  • Constipation (especially premenstrually)
  • IBS
  • Vomiting

Nervous System

  • Headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness
  • Depression, Anxiety


  • Pain in legs and thighs
  • Back pain
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Anaemia

 Natural medicine delivered by an experienced naturopath can greatly alleviate the symptoms of endometriosis. Naturopathy encompasses a wholistic approach with the aim to improve symptoms, address causal factors, reduce pain, reduce endometrial tissue displacement and enhance fertility. Call Dianna today to see if naturopathy is right for you 0404 787 360.