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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Endometriosis

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

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

Absolutely: Endometriosis requires an individual treatment approach. There are multiple different treatment options (birth control pills, progesterone, aygestin, lupron, neurontin, etc) as well as different surgical options. And treatment is long term and must be adjusted periodically ...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 itself. Painful condition which is usually located within the pelvis ; most ...Read more


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

Are there alternative treatments for endometriosis other than the lupron 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

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Hello. Thank you for your time. Does endometriosis grow back faster in between treatments as time goes on? (5 laparoscopies, continuous Tx each time).

Hello. Thank you for your time. Does endometriosis grow back faster in between treatments as time goes on? (5 laparoscopies, continuous Tx each time).

Varies: Endometriosis is notorious for its ability to recur and progress. It does seem that with repeated treatment, the endometriosis symptoms seem to recur more quickly after each attempt to treat the disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for endometriosis?

Multiple: First there are medical treatments - birth control pills, neta, progesterone, aromatase inhibitors, lupron. Then there are surgical treatments depending on the type. Treatment must also be individualized. A specialists can help you figure out what may be best for you. ...Read more

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Which treatments and products for endometriosis are most highly recommended?

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

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What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

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 more

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After being diagnosed with endometriosis, i have received 2 different treatments: diphereline for 6 months and belara or marvelon. which one is better?

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

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Is it true that gnrh agonists are good treatments for endometriosis?

Is it true that gnrh agonists are good treatments for endometriosis?

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 more

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Any other treatments for endometriosis besides birth control?

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

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Are there any good all natural treatments for endometriosis? Told i may endo and using birth control pill made periods more frequent, painful, heavier

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