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A 32-year-old female asked:

Is a hysterectomy the only treatment for severe endometriosis .

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: There are various medical and surgical treatments for endometriosis. Medical treatments include birth control pills, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Depo-Provera lupron. Surgical treatments include laparoscopy to remove endometriosis and scar tissue. Hysterectomy may be done when other treatments have failed.
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology 42 years experience
Not the only one: In cases of severe endometriosis where medical and conservative surgical therapies are inadequate to control the pain and pregnancy is no longer desired, it may be the best option. Management can be very challenging for these types of patients who still want to get pregnant, a skilled, experienced, empathetic gynecologist would be able to review the options with you.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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