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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
Does a hysterectomy cure endometriosis? I have a lot of pain due to my endometriosis. If I have a hysterectomy, will the endometriosis be gone for good?
Does pregnancy cure endometriosis? I've heard that some women don't have endometriosis symptoms while they are pregnant. Is this true?
Pregnancy and endo: Pregnancy stops the monthly cycle of hormonal fluctuations that stimulate endometriosis growth. Temporarily, this will set back endometriosis but not cure it. Breast feeding, hormone contraceptives, and menopause all have a reversal effect on endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Period has been on for 15 days an range in color (dark brown to bright red) take lo loestrin fe prescribed to cure endometriosis symptoms?
Endometriosis: It sounds like your menstrual bleeding is way beyond normal and you need to continue working with your obgyn on this. You do need the iron replacement also -- make sure you take with meals to avoid nausea. Please tell your doctor about the continued bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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