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What are options for treatment of endometriosis other than birth control pills or surgery?

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Dr. Scott Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Lupron (leuprolide)

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In brief: Lupron (leuprolide)

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Endometriosis

Surgery is the gold standard, and is the only one that reduces the amount/extent of disease.
The most effective medical treatment is a long-lasting form of the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some unpleasant side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used.

In brief: Endometriosis

Surgery is the gold standard, and is the only one that reduces the amount/extent of disease.
The most effective medical treatment is a long-lasting form of the drug lupron(r). It is costly with some unpleasant side effects, but is safe and often as good for pain as surgery. The injectible contraceptive depo-provera gives mixed results. A much older drug, danazol, is mostly no longer used.
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