13 doctors weighed in:
I have endometriosis, must I have a hysterectomy?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: No
Many women with endometriosis do have a hysterectomy at some point but that is a very individual decision.
Most women do not need that. But surgical intervention can be needed for pain, for cysts, and for scar tissue at some point.

In brief: No
Many women with endometriosis do have a hysterectomy at some point but that is a very individual decision.
Most women do not need that. But surgical intervention can be needed for pain, for cysts, and for scar tissue at some point.
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
For women with chronic and severe pain due to endometriosis, the hysterectomy offers about a 90% to 95% chance for pain relief.
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
Non-surgical treatments for endometriosis include 1) gnrh agonists, like lupron, (leuprolide) that cause a menopausal-like state to shrink the endometriosis, 2) oral contraceptives which may treat the symptoms and prevent progression though they will not cure endometriosis, 3) laparoscopic excision of all active endometriosis with lysis of adhesions, 4) pregnancy, or 5) menopause.
Talk to your doctor.

In brief: No
Non-surgical treatments for endometriosis include 1) gnrh agonists, like lupron, (leuprolide) that cause a menopausal-like state to shrink the endometriosis, 2) oral contraceptives which may treat the symptoms and prevent progression though they will not cure endometriosis, 3) laparoscopic excision of all active endometriosis with lysis of adhesions, 4) pregnancy, or 5) menopause.
Talk to your doctor.
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