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Can endometriosis come back?
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: YES
It is a chronic condition.
So it gets better and worse and varies over time. It can get worse even after surgery. It really requires a combination of medical and surgical therapy over time.

In brief: YES
It is a chronic condition.
So it gets better and worse and varies over time. It can get worse even after surgery. It really requires a combination of medical and surgical therapy over time.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Robert Albee
Recurrence is very high - upwards of 60% within the very first year following surgery - if the disease is not actually removed. Excision is the gold standard, but often superficial ablation, vaporization or the like is performed, leaving the patient with disease left behind. Likewise, medical treatment is nothing more than a stop-gap measure; it is not a cure or even long-term suppressor of the disease. It is important to partner with a provider who understands and can effectively offer gold standard treatment.
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Sometimes
Endometriosis is a progressive condition.
This means that it tries to grow or come back, even after effective treatment with surgery or medication. Fortunately, it typically stops progression after menopause or removal of both ovaries.

In brief: Sometimes
Endometriosis is a progressive condition.
This means that it tries to grow or come back, even after effective treatment with surgery or medication. Fortunately, it typically stops progression after menopause or removal of both ovaries.
Dr. Michael Swor
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
In brief: Yes
Endometriosis is a chronic condition for which we do not have a cure but we can treat.
If the initial surgery did not remove all the endometriosis then we have a persistent disease, but if the initial surgery removed all the visible endometriosis and symptoms recur we called it recurrence of disease.

In brief: Yes
Endometriosis is a chronic condition for which we do not have a cure but we can treat.
If the initial surgery did not remove all the endometriosis then we have a persistent disease, but if the initial surgery removed all the visible endometriosis and symptoms recur we called it recurrence of disease.
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