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Is it true that gnrh agonists are good treatments for endometriosis?
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Dr. Craig Sweet
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Craig Sweet
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Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Yes
They can provide relief for short intervals <6 mos and for long intervals too.
If you plan on using Lupron (leuprolide) for >6 mos make sure you ask your doctor about add-back hormonal therapy to protect your bones as Lupron (leuprolide) mimics a menopausal state hormonally.

In brief: Yes
They can provide relief for short intervals <6 mos and for long intervals too.
If you plan on using Lupron (leuprolide) for >6 mos make sure you ask your doctor about add-back hormonal therapy to protect your bones as Lupron (leuprolide) mimics a menopausal state hormonally.
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
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