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A 28-year-old male asked about a 33-year-old female:

is there a cure for endometriosis?

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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 54 years experience
No: There is no definitive cure but many treatments available to control symptoms. Need management by Gynecologist and maybe Endocrinologist.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No, but...: "Cure " usually means it's gone forever. Many women with endometriosis can be treated by surgery and never have recurrence of disease. Medical treatment (drugs) can help with most symptoms but they do not treat the disease at all. Good wishes.
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
No: There are many treatment options but no known cure for endometriosis.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

How common is endometriosis?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo: Endometriosis could affect 5-15% of wome of reproductive age.
Dr. Robert Albee
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2012 Stats: Endometriosis affects 176 million women globally; 775,000 in Canada and 8.5 million in North America overall.
Nov 13, 2012
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is endometriosis a disease of modern times?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not really.: Women have had pelvic pain and unexplained infertility for centuries. The medical advances and understanding of this condition is a much modern endeavor.
A 22-year-old member asked:

How often does endometriosis recur following treatment?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo: There is not a particular pattern, but some studies suggest that 60% of the women will recur with pain 6-12 mo after stopping treatment. Other studies have shoen that recurrence could be as late as 5-7 years after proper ressective surgery. I belive that if all the painful conditions associated with endometriosis are treated at once pt can be asymptomatic for many years.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can endometriosis be cured?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
No: Can be treated and managed.
A 35-year-old member asked:

I am looking for information and/or support with regard to endometriosis?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
General Surgery 35 years experience
Check gynecologist : Your gynecology office would be the best place for a local group.
Dr. Robert Albee
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There are a number of good resources on the internet, including CenterForEndo.com, endocenter.org, endometriosis.org, on Facebook at centerforendometriosiscare and EndoResCenter, Twitter @CtrForEndoCare and facebook.com/groups/418136991574617. Hope that helps.
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