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If i stop hormone therapy, will the endometriosis go away?

If i stop hormone therapy, will the endometriosis go away?

Hormone therapy: Usually helps suppress endometriosis but it depends on what exactly you are taking. If you stop the therapy, assuming you are taking Lupron (leuprolide) for example, the endometriosis will slowly become responsive to estrogen and Progesterone that your body will re-start making. I would speak to your doctor about your homrone therapy as it relates to endometriosis before making decisions to stop. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more


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Does hormone therapy completely cure me of endometriosis or can it come back?

Endo can come back: Hormone treatments are suppressive therapy, and don't cure endometriosis. Hormones can help in relief of pain and in preparation for more definitive treatment. ...Read more

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I saw a specialist today and was diagnosed with endometriosis, they gave me the option of surgery to remove or a hormone therapy injection. I am wondering what my best option is.

I saw a specialist today and was diagnosed with endometriosis, they gave me the option of surgery to remove or a hormone therapy injection. I am wondering what my best option is.

See below: For mild to moderate pelvic pain medical management is desirable. For more advanced disease or severe symptoms not responding to hormonal therapy surgery may be required. Women with endometriosis can conceive normally but if there is infertility surgery and assisted reproduction techniques may be needed. Despite extensive research, the optimal management of endometriosis is unclear. ...Read more

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Is there a way to give my eggs without having controversial procedures like hormone therapy? E.G. Just give one egg at a time so i don't have to?

Is there a way to give my eggs without having controversial procedures like hormone therapy? E.G. Just give one egg at a time so i don't have to?

Yes and no: Technically yes, as eggs can be collected one at a time during a natural cycle. However, practically no, as pregnancy chances for the recipient will be lower making this approach of egg donation prohibitive. ...Read more

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What are the claims against hormone therapy?

What are the claims against hormone therapy?

Blood clots: It slightly raise the risk of developing blood clots and certain kinds of other cancers. This is a detailed discussion which you should have with your doctor who knows your medical issues in detail. ...Read more

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Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Why is hormone therapy no longer controversial?

Still a contraversy: Always weights its risks against its benefits. Ht is not without risks. ...Read more

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What type of hormone therapy is recommended at 60?

What type of hormone therapy is recommended at 60?

Not recommended: Usually hormone therapy is not recommended after age 60, because its risks probably outweight its benefits. ...Read more

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What is anti-hormone therapy?

What is anti-hormone therapy?

LuPron (leuprolide) Depo or SERMS: Lupron (leuprolide) Depo-Provera decreases fsh, thusly less production of estrogens. Selective estrogen receptor modulators (serms) may down regulate some estrogen sensitive sites in different organs. ...Read more

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Can anxiety be treated through hormone therapy ?

Can anxiety be treated through hormone therapy ?

Generally not: Anxiety may be due to hormonal abnormalities, like excessive thyroid hormone or deficient estrogen - but there are many more likely possibilities, such as psychologic disorders. Hormone therapy will only help if it was the cause, which is unlikely. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of stopping hormone therapy?

Hormones?: Depends - what hormone therapy? - taking it for what? - why would you be stopping? ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Hormone Therapy (Definition)

Any hormone given from externally (body not being able to make it enough for its own need, or as a form of medication to achieve certain goal) comes under this category. Estrogen in menopause; thyroxine for hypothyroidism, Insulin in dm are all in this category; so are ...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. 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