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Can endometriosis be cured?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 41 years experience
No: Can be treated and managed.
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Managed: Cured might be a stretch. It can be surgicaly treated and removed, and medically managed. With treatment, the symptoms can be minimized or eliminated.
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Sometimes: Endometriosis is a progressive condition. This means that it tries to grow or come back, even after effective treatment with surgery or medication. Fortunately, it typically stops progression after menopause or removal of both ovaries.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Controversial: Proper surgical resection of endometriosis, which requires an expert surgeon with specialized training, can go a long way towards ongoing relief from endometriosis. I believe (based on good data and theory) that the disease can be permanently removed. That does not mean, however, that the pain that results may not linger at least somewhat. Pain is a lot more than just some inflamed tissue.

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No: There is no definitive cure but many treatments available to control symptoms. Need management by Gynecologist and maybe Endocrinologist.

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