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Home Treatment

Home treatment may ease the pain of endometriosis. You can try the following things along with your other treatments.

  • Apply heat to your lower belly. Use a heating pad or hot water bottle, or take a warm bath. Heat improves blood flow and may relieve pelvic pain.
  • Lie down and place a pillow under your knees. When you lie on your side, bring your knees up to your chest to relieve back pressure.
  • Use relaxation techniques and biofeedback.
  • Exercise regularly. It improves blood flow, increases pain-relieving endorphins naturally made by the body, and reduces pain.
  • Try sexual activity. This may (or may not) help with cramping and backaches.

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Last Updated: July 07, 2011
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