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

Endometriosis. Adecuate resective surgery plus Lupron should be your first option. Other medications like progesterone, danazol, aromatase inhibitor drugs, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can be options for treatment.
Several. Other medications may help such as Norethindrone acetate, aromatase inhibitors, and Lupron (leuprolide) injections. Often times a medicine works for a certain time and then another one is required. Sometimes atypical medicines such as Gabapentin can help pain. Exercise and even acupuncture can be very useful.

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Had endometriosis surgery two months ago. Gyn keeps pushing birth control. I refuse. What other options do I have? Besides lupron (leuprolide).

Not many. Endometriosis tends to return with a "vengeance" if its' re-growth is not suppressed and "wipe out" future fertility. GnRh Agonists like Lupron and Synarel (nafarelin) are used for that suppression and treatment. Hormonal contraception can also work to do the same such as implants, shots(Depo provera) and oral contraceptives. Read more...

Is there a way to treat/ease pain from endometriosis that does not require surgery or birth control?

Diet & NSAIDS. Besides having surgery to excise or destroy endometrial implants and using hormonal therapy (bcp, depoprovera or depolupron), modifying your diet to a more vegetarian diet with lots of soy protein, regular exercise and taking anti-inflammatory medication may be helpful. Read more...
Yes. Decreasing caffeine, accupuncture, botanicals and foods that cleanse the liver to help eliminate estrogen better. Also there are anti-inflammatory herbs and anti spasmotic herbs that can help.Consuming onions / garlic / leeks which contain sulfur can help. Diet low in animal protein. Foods that are high in fiber. Increasing vegetables that have indole-3-carbinol anc certain vitamin supplements. Read more...

I had surgery for mild endometriosis I was suppose to take birth control never did got pregnant 1 month later now I think I have it back again?

Follow up with surgn. Since the endometriosis was treated and shrunk surgically, it may now need some medication to control small spots that were not visible at time of surgery. Your doctor who did the procedure is likely to best advise you. Read more...

What is best for getting rid of endometriosis if laparoscopic surgeries and birth control, even DepoProvera, does not work?

ENDOMETRIOSIS TX. ENDOMETRIOSIS is very difficult to treat you have tried all the major options. It may be extremely difficult to conceive . Get a second opinion on treatment options and make sure you go to the top hospital and top doctor that are available. It can definitely cause DUB. Pregnancy with 9mths of high progesterone can put it into remission. Synarel (nafarelin) may help. Read more...
See an expert. Laparoscopic resection of endometriosis can be very effective, but a limited number of surgeons actually do this well. Most surgeons do ablation techniques, which has only temporary benefits. Hormonal treatments may make the disease less severe while you are on them, but do not have lasting impact on the disease. See a surgeon expert in the management of endo for a consultation. Read more...

Any other treatments for endometriosis besides birth control?

Yes, several... The two best treatments for endometriosis are Laparoscopic surgery and Depo Lupron (leuprolide) injections. During laparoscopic surgery, the endometriosis is cauterized to destroy it. This is frequently followed by a course of Depo Lupron (leuprolide) injections once per month. Lupron (leuprolide) switches off the estrogen production in your ovaries. This is temporary but it gives your body a chance to get rid of endometriosis. Read more...

Are there any good all natural treatments for endometriosis? Told I may endo and using birth control pill made periods more frequent, painful, heavier

Stick with gyn doc. No natural treatments, except staying pregnant all the time, or waiting for menopause are natural cures, don't take advises from lay people, is a serious annoying disease that needs constant observation to prevent complications, only one who can help you is your gynecologist. Read more...