Can endometriosis come back?

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.
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.
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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Can endometriosis come back after an operation and cause pain?

Yes. Whether "endometriosis" pain recurs post-laparoscopy: medical literature reports intestinal adhesions after just about every invasive abd/pelvis procedure. What was done? Were biopsies taken? Rarely are & rarely show endometrial pathology. "Wandering" uterine lining is an unproven theory. Is "Endometriosis" pain iatrogenicaly-induced irritable bowel syndrome? Ask for a biopsy report. Good luck! Read more...

Can endometriosis come back after being treated by laser surgery?

Yes. Unfortunately, Endometriosis can come back after laser surgery or just about any type of surgical or non-surgical treatment. Best wishes! Read more...
Possibly. It is not so much that endometriosis that has been eradicated by laser surgery comes back, but that foci of endometriosis that may have been impossible to detect at the time of surgery flare up. Read more...

Can Endometriosis and cysts come back while I am on pill? What can I do to prevent recurrence besides taking pill? I don't have plans to be pregnant.

Less Often. Take your pills without a break, which means not taking your placebo pills and continue your active pills every day. This should decrease your risk of recurrence. Using gonadotropin agonists like Lupron (leuprolide) is more effective. Please discuss with your doctor. Read more...

If you have endometriosis removed can it come back after a couple of months? I had it removed in December 2015 and now I'm getting pains again

Endometriosis recurs. Unfortunately, under normal conditions, endometriosis tries to come back gradually with each menstrual cycle. The process can be slowed with hormonal treatment. We recommend healthy low fat diet, aerobic exercise, NSAID and some form of extra progesterone. This can be natural progesterone or stronger synthetic progestins as a daily Med or in the form of contraceptives. There are stronger drugs too. Read more...

Does hormone therapy completely cure me of endometriosis or can it come back?

Endo can come back. Hormone treatments are suppressive therapy, and don't cure endometriosis. Hormones can help in relief of pain and in preparation for more definitive treatment. Read more...
No. Unfortunately endometriosis is a chronic illness. The recurrence rate after surgery or medical treatment such as hormonal treatment is approximately 10% each year. Read more...

22 yrs old, Will my endometriosis and cysts on my ovaries come back if I stop my bc pills? Also can I ever have a baby on my own with endo and cysts?

Yes and yes. Stay on the ocp. Don't stop until you actively seek pregnancy. You hopefully will have successful pregnancy when desired. Read more about endometriosis at American College of obgyn on line in patient resources. . Read more...