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Alternative Treatments For Endometriosis
Do you know if there are alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron depot shot?
Hello. Thank you for your time. Does endometriosis grow back faster in between treatments as time goes on? (5 laparoscopies, continuous Tx each time).
Individual: Combination potentially of medical and surgical treatment. And it depends on the symptoms. Medicines include birth control pills, norethindrone, progesterone, letrozole, lupron, etc. Most surgery is performed by laparoscopy or robotic laparoscopy. But everyone requires a different combination of treatment. ...Read more
Many: There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena iud may help as well. Many options exist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After being diagnosed with endometriosis, i have received 2 different treatments: diphereline for 6 months and belara or marvelon. which one is better?
Birth control best: A birth control pill is the best treatment for endometriosis because it treats it and has the best side effects such as lighter, shorter and less painful periods. You should always take them unless you are trying to conceive. Other treatments actually mimic menopause which will cause hot flashes and vaginal dryness. ...Read more
Temporary Relief?: First, one needs to be sure of the diagnosis. It is a surgical diagnosis. Second, these medications create a temporary menopause with numerous side effects including bone loss. Add back hormones may help. That stated, these medications allow for the shrinking of the lesions but they are not removed. Within three months of stopping the medication, the lesions are back with symptoms to follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, several...: The two best treatments for endometriosis are Laparoscopic surgery and Depo Lupron injections. During laparoscopic surgery, the endometriosis is cauterized to destroy it. This is frequently followed by a course of Depo Lupron injections once per month. Lupron switches off the estrogen production in your ovaries. This is temporary but it gives your body a chance to get rid of endometriosis. ...Read more
Are there any good all natural treatments for endometriosis? Told i may endo and using birth control pill made periods more frequent, painful, heavier
Stick with gyn doc: No natural treatments, except staying pregnant all the time, or waiting for menopause are natural cures, don't take advises from lay people, is a serious annoying disease that needs constant observation to prevent complications, only one who can help you is your gynecologist. ...Read more
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