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How is endometriosis treated?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple ways

Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications.
Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries.

In brief: Multiple ways

Once endometriosis is diagnosed (usually with surgery), depending on the severity, it can be treated with hormone suppressing medications.
Sometimes in mild cases, oral contraceptive pills can help. In severe cases where large cysts have formed or where it is causing blockage of the bowels or urinary system, surgery is needed and may require a hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries.
Dr. Renee Harris
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Robotic assisted excision of endometriosis can delay or eliminate the need for hysterectomy,
Dr. John Jarrett
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medical or surgical

There are both medical and surgical treatments available for endometriosis.
Laparoscopy with ablation of endometriosis is a very effective way to combat this process. Medial suppression is also of value in some circumstances. Oral contraceptives or Lupron (leuprolide) can be sued for this purpose.

In brief: Medical or surgical

There are both medical and surgical treatments available for endometriosis.
Laparoscopy with ablation of endometriosis is a very effective way to combat this process. Medial suppression is also of value in some circumstances. Oral contraceptives or Lupron (leuprolide) can be sued for this purpose.
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