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Cypress, CA
A 27-year-old female asked:

So does taking out my uterus and cervix cure endometriosis?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible: Definitive surgical treatment of endometriosis includes removing the ovaries and tubes in addition to the uterus. The cure rate is about 95% with that surgery. If you keep your ovaries, the cure rate is about 40% with the other 60% requiring additional surgery to remove the ovaries later.

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Last updated Apr 13, 2015


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