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How Effective Is Progestin Compared To Other Treatments For Endometriosis
My mother was given a medication named progestin. What is this and how effective is it in the treatment of endometriosis?
There is: No 'one' best pill for this purpose, they all work to some degree and usually it's trial and error finding a 'best' one for an individual woman. Medroxyprogesterone, megestrol, and Norethindrone are all available in the us. There are synthetic progestins not available in the us some consider to be 'best, ' but again their is no proof. ...Read more
Many: There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena iud may help as well. Many options exist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many different treatments available for the treatment of endometriosis. Lupron is a medicine that decrteases estrogen levels and causes endometriosis to shrink away in most woman. Lupron 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
Is progestogen-only injectable contraceptive safe for someone with endometriosis? Or safe in particular? What are the risks?
Yes: It is very safe in general, and a very safe treatment option for endometriosis. The progestin opposes estrogen to cause regression of the endometriosis. Lots of potential side effects though: irregular bleeding, weight gain, mood changes, - long term use (>2yrs) can cause osteopenia; smaller chance of acne, headaches, etc. ...Read more
Is is possible for a woman that had a total hysterectomy due to endometriosis 12 yrs ago now have this inside the stomach if it was "caked" to uterine wall? Taken estro/progestine patches since then.
Yes, several...: The two best treatments for endometriosis are Laparoscopic surgery and Depo Lupron injections. During laparoscopic surgery, the endometriosis is cauterized to destroy it. This is frequently followed by a course of Depo Lupron injections once per month. Lupron switches off the estrogen production in your ovaries. This is temporary but it gives your body a chance to get rid of endometriosis. ...Read more
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