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What is the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. Surgeon recognized endo. ) and first time treatments?

What is the best hormone treatment for mild endometriosis after surgery (2nd cyst/surgery. Surgeon recognized endo. )  and first time treatments?

Birth Control Pills: The best actual "treatment" for endometriosis is laparoscopic excision (cutting out) of all endometriosis - remembering that endometriosis can have many different looks other than the "classic dark spots". If it is all excised then there is no need for further treatment. If however there is endometriosis still present, the easy first line treatment is birth control pills. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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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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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

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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My older sister was treated with testosterone for her endometriosis. Isn't this a potent male hormone and are they still using it for the treatment of endometriosis?

My older sister was treated with testosterone for her endometriosis. Isn't this a potent male hormone and are they still using it for the treatment of endometriosis?

Endo treatment: The medication Danazol is a weak form of testosterone, still being used for the treatment of endometriosis related pain. Works well but side effects are wt gain, fuid retention, decrease breast size, acne , oily skin, facial hair growth. There are better drugs for the treatment of endo. ...Read more

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Does hormonal treatment shrinks the endometriosis cyst? I've been given Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months but afraid to start it. Please help

Does hormonal treatment shrinks the endometriosis cyst? I've been given Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 3 months but afraid to start it. Please help

Not birth control: There are hormonal treatments which will shrink endometriosis. Lupron (leuprolide) is an example. Birth control pills may prevent or slow further endometriosis development but are not likely to shrink that which is already present. I am curious why you feel afraid of birth control pills? If so discuss other options with your obgyn ...Read more

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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

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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.

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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What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

Excision: I have to respectfully disagree with dr. Beard. While 80% of patients have pain relief while on lupron, (leuprolide) over half of all patients have a recurrence of pain within a year, some after 6 mos. Complete excision of endo can be done without removing any reproductive organs, and has a 80% chance of curing endo with no recurrence of endo. There are no hormonal side effects like Lupron (leuprolide) has. ...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