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How is endometriosis treated?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Multiple ways: Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications. Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries.
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Robotic assisted excision of endometriosis can delay or eliminate the need for hysterectomy,
Jul 31, 2012
Dr. John Jarrett
Fertility Medicine 45 years experience
Medical or surgical: There are both medical and surgical treatments available for endometriosis. Laparoscopy with ablation of endometriosis is a very effective way to combat this process. Medial suppression is also of value in some circumstances. Oral contraceptives or Lupron (leuprolide) can be sued for this purpose.
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Last updated Nov 6, 2015
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