How to Diagnose and Treat Endometriosis
What is Endometriosis?
How Is Endometriosis Diagnosed?
Endometrial Nerve Fibers
Already Been Diagnosed? Your Treatment Options
Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)
CAM therapies include several treatments such as herbal prescriptions, acupuncture, microwave physiotherapy or physical therapy, and Chinese herbal enema. It is suggested that CAM therapies can be effective at relieving pain and promoting pregnancy with less unpleasant side effects. This form of treatment is still undergoing research and testing.
- Oral Contraceptives (birth control pills): Lighten periods and help regulate cycles.
- Progesterone and Progestin: Improve symptoms by reducing a woman’s period or stopping it completely.
- Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonists: Stops the production of certain hormones, which puts the body in a menopausal state, usually for a period of six months.
- Danazol: Stops the release of hormones that are involved in the menstrual cycle. Women on this medication will have a menstrual cycle only a few times a year or sometimes not at all.