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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 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 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?

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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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. Debra Rosenblatt
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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