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Are there alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Are there alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Surgery: Removal of endometriosis is an excellent complement to any medical treatment. Aromatase inhibitors and continuous oral contraceptives are also effective in dealing with the symptoms of this disease. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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Do you know if there are alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Do you know if there are alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron (leuprolide) depot shot?

Absolutely: Endometriosis requires an individual treatment approach. There are multiple different treatment options (birth control pills, progesterone, aygestin, (norethindrone) lupron, neurontin, etc) as well as different surgical options. And treatment is long term and must be adjusted periodically ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my endometriosis?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my endometriosis?

Endometriosis: The cheapest treatment are oral contraceptives. But you need to be seen by an ob/gyn to tailor the treatment to your needs. You may need a different treatment that can be cheap as well. Endometriosis not treated properly has devastating effects over time on your female organs and surrounding organs as well. ...Read more

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What hormones are most effective in the treatment of endometriosis?

What hormones are most effective in the treatment of endometriosis?

Endo treatment: The most effective is lupron, (leuprolide) this drug inhibits ovulation and creates transient menopausal state. Studies show that surgery plus Lupron (leuprolide) is more effective than any other hormonal treatment. It should be used with addback norethindrone. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, are there any non surgical treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: Mild caes can be treated with pain control with non steroidal anti inflammatories and also hormonal treatments can be used in some situations. Consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on Lupron (leuprolide) treatment for endometriosis pain?

What are your thoughts on Lupron (leuprolide) treatment for endometriosis pain?

It may help: Lupron and Synarel (nafarelin) are both GnRh Agonist drugs that tend to block any progression of existing endometriosis, but may or may not help with the pain. If a 3 to 6 month course of Lupron doesn't alleviate the pain your MD may consider Laparoscopy with ablation as a method + pain medication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

Excision: I have to respectfully disagree with dr. Beard. While 80% of patients have pain relief while on lupron, (leuprolide) over half of all patients have a recurrence of pain within a year, some after 6 mos. Complete excision of endo can be done without removing any reproductive organs, and has a 80% chance of curing endo with no recurrence of endo. There are no hormonal side effects like Lupron (leuprolide) has. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for endometriosi?

What are the treatment options for endometriosi?

Pain or fertility ..: Options depend on if pelvic pain is an issue, and if trying to conceive now, want kids in the future , or done with childbearing. Medical treatment: Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) shots work best, also Letrozole tablets or birth control pills. Surgical options: laparoscopy with excision or ablation vs. Removal of ovaries +/- hysterectomy. Fertility patients may need ivf after Depo-Provera Lupron (leuprolide) or medications and iui. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Therapy (Definition)

Certain exercises, called "breech" exercises have a mild degree of success. Acupuncture also has ...Read more