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How is endometriosis treated?

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Dr. Renee Harris answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

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.

Answered Nov 6, 2015



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Dr. John Jarrett answered

Specializes in Fertility Medicine

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.

Answered Jun 27, 2014



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