A member asked:

What is the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. surgeon recognized endo. ) and first time treatments?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Malcolm Mackenzie answered

Specializes in Gynecology

Birth Control Pills: The best actual "treatment" for endometriosis is laparoscopic excision (cutting out) of all endometriosis - remembering that endometriosis can have many different looks other than the "classic dark spots". If it is all excised then there is no need for further treatment. If however there is endometriosis still present, the easy first line treatment is birth control pills.

Answered 7/22/2017


Dr. Daniel Rychlik answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

Endometriosis: Endometriosis is when the cells lining the uterus move to other remote locations and grow. They respond to the same hormones that stimulate the lining of the uterus to grow, namely estrogen. Therapies work by decreasing estrogen stimulation. These include ocp, Lupron (leuprolide) with add back and femara. Ocp given in a continuous fashion is the best first line treatment.

Answered 6/27/2014



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