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How can you get rid of endometriosis?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Excisional Surgery

In our experience, excision of endo is curative.
In many repeat surgeries (over 100), endo was found only in 2 patients. This finding supports the embryologic theory of endo development. Endo is likely fully expressed by mid to late teens. From our findings, endo found later at surgery was likely missed or incompletely treated at the first surgery as is common with cautery or laser.

In brief: Excisional Surgery

In our experience, excision of endo is curative.
In many repeat surgeries (over 100), endo was found only in 2 patients. This finding supports the embryologic theory of endo development. Endo is likely fully expressed by mid to late teens. From our findings, endo found later at surgery was likely missed or incompletely treated at the first surgery as is common with cautery or laser.
Dr. Michael Fox
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Curing endo

While many women benefit from aggressive excisional laparoscopic surgery where all visible and deep disease is removed, after three to five years, a majority of women will experience recurrence of symptoms.
While surgery and medical suppression can keep symptoms at bay, as there is a genetic component, there is no way we can reverse the genetic predisposition to develop the condition.

In brief: Curing endo

While many women benefit from aggressive excisional laparoscopic surgery where all visible and deep disease is removed, after three to five years, a majority of women will experience recurrence of symptoms.
While surgery and medical suppression can keep symptoms at bay, as there is a genetic component, there is no way we can reverse the genetic predisposition to develop the condition.
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe
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Dr. Nancy Durso
We don't understand why endometriosis will sometimes " burn itself out". Using continuous oral contraceptives, Lupron or Depo Provera are the best medical ways to keep it under control.
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