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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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Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the 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 gnrh agonists have side effects?

Do gnrh agonists have side effects?

Absolutely: These drugs can cause a temporary medical menopausal state with all of the associated symptoms, ie, hotflashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, etc. ...Read more

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Pain from having hormone injections(gnrh agonist)?

Pain from having hormone injections(gnrh agonist)?

Unlikely: Generally no, not pain unless you mean pain at the injection site. ...Read more

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What's a good bc pill for both endometriosis treatment & atherosclerosis prevention?

What's a good bc pill for both endometriosis treatment & atherosclerosis prevention?

Why one med?: If you have two unrelated problems, you may need to different kind of treatment/ medicines. ...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

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Is a hysterectomy the only treatment for severe endometriosis .

Is a hysterectomy  the only treatment  for  severe endometriosis .

No: There are various medical and surgical treatments for endometriosis. Medical treatments include birth control pills, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Depo-Provera lupron. Surgical treatments include laparoscopy to remove endometriosis and scar tissue. Hysterectomy may be done when other treatments have failed. ...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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Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Is lupron (leuprolide) an effective treatment for endometriosis?

Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron (leuprolide) is used to treat endometriosis pain and endometriosis lesions/endometriomas. It should not be used long term to treat infertility associated with endometriosis-consider other options such as surgery. ...Read more

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

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?

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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Endometriosis suspected but not confirmed. Should I still go for infertility treatment?

Endometriosis suspected but not confirmed. Should I still go for infertility treatment?

Testing First: You need testing but not treatment just yet. Endometriosis is associated with infertility but these days we do not need to confirm the diagnosis to treat. We do need to determine the egg quality, sperm quality, tube status, and uterine cavity status. We can then begin to determine your treatment options. You can have just as good a chance as anyone in most cases. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for endometriosis to stop growths that i can take while trying to conceive?

Is there a treatment for endometriosis to stop growths that i can take while trying to conceive?

Not really: All medical treatment for endometriosis is basically suppressive, meaning it's impossible to conceive if the meds are working. ...Read more

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How is endometriosis diagnosed? How do I tell if my symptoms are caused by that or by fibroids? What are treatment options for both?

How is endometriosis diagnosed? How do I tell if my symptoms are caused by that or by fibroids? What are treatment options for both?

Surgery: While an elevates ca 125 can be suggestive of endo only surgery can diagnose it. Treatment options include surgery for both. Multiple medical options exist for endometriosis. Since women with endo have a higher risk of ovarian cancer knowing the diagnosis can be helpful long term. ...Read more

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I had laparascopy 3 yrs ago for endometriosis and have been under hormonal treatment since. Endo has returned should I stop the meds? It feels useless

No don't stop: Endometriosis serious annoying disease, some times difficult to manage , do not be discouraged you must follow the advises of your doctors , disease could be controlled, speak to your doctor again. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for endometriosis that has spread to the colon and stomach?

What is the treatment for endometriosis that has spread to the colon and stomach?

Medical: The best treatment by far is medical therapy with lupron (leuprolide). Otherwise surgery with a colon resection and possibly colostomy or stomach resection can often make your life worse than the original endoemtriosis. So best to try to reduce the pain with lupron (leuprolide). No matter what you do, the goal is usually not to be pain free which is usually not possible. The goal is to minimize symptoms. ...Read more

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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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How often does endometriosis recur following treatment?

Endo: There is not a particular pattern, but some studies suggest that 60% of the women will recur with pain 6-12 mo after stopping treatment. Other studies have shoen that recurrence could be as late as 5-7 years after proper ressective surgery. I belive that if all the painful conditions associated with endometriosis are treated at once pt can be asymptomatic for many years. ...Read more

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Agonist (Definition)

An agonist is a chemical that binds to a receptor on a cell and triggers a response by that cell. An agonist usually mimics the action of the naturally occuring substance. An antagonist does just the opposite, blocking the ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Gnrh (Definition)

Gnrh= gonadotropin releasing hormone is a hormone made in the hypothalamus of the brain involved with release of ...Read more