Treatment for Endometriosis

While there is no cure for treatment endometriosis, there are two types of interventions; treatment of pain and treatment of endometriosis-associated infertility.In women in the reproductive years, treatment endometriosis is merely managed: the goal is to provide pain relief, to restrict progression of the process, and to restore or preserve fertility where needed.

In younger women with unfulfilled reproductive potential, surgical treatment attempts to remove endometrial tissue and preserving the ovaries without damaging normal tissue.

Pain Management: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs (such as ibuprofenor naproxensodium) are commonly prescribed to help relieve pelvic pain and menstrual cramping. These pain-relieving medications have no effect on the endometrial implants.

Surgery: Sometimes an operation is advised to remove some of the larger patches of endometriosis. An operation may ease symptoms and increase the chance of pregnancy if infertility is a problem. If you have completed your family, and other treatments have not worked well, removal of the womb (uterus) – a hysterectomy- and removal of the ovaries may be an option.

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