Many. There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may help as well. Many options exist!
? Definition. Non surgical treatments for endometriosis do not cure or treat the disease other than to temporarily suppress function of endometriotic tissue. Studies have confirmed progression of the disease despite suppression. If pain relief is the only goal and fertility is not an issue these treatments may be effective. Otherwise surgery is the only way to cure and stop the detriment to fertility of endo.