A 33-year-old member asked:
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are there alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Surgery: Removal of endometriosis is an excellent complement to any medical treatment. Aromatase inhibitors and continuous oral contraceptives are also effective in dealing with the symptoms of this disease.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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In the brain: Receptors in the brain get saturated to a that point the pulses of gnrh cannot stimulate the ovarian production of estrogen.
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