Treatment for endometriosis
There is no cure for endometriosis, but there are many ways to manage the condition, to minimize the impact on your life. Management options often depend on your symptoms, age and plans for pregnancy.
Management options include:
Surgery is usually the best choice for women with endometriosis. Surgery can allow for the resection/removal of endometriotic areas. Type of surgery include:
- Laparoscopy to diagnose and treat endometriosis
- Laparotomy or major abdominal surgery and /or hysterectomy as a last resort treatment for severe endometriosis
Medical treatment aims to suppress your cycle, and stop bleeding, thereby controlling future development of endometriosis. Depending on your age, your individual symptoms and situation, your specialist will help decide which medical treatment is most appropriate.
Pain medication for some women with mild symptoms, or to be used in conjunction with medical treatment.