Endometriosis - Surgery
Although surgery doesn't cure
endometriosis, it does offer short-term results for
most women and long-term relief for a few.
Surgery may be recommended when:
Treatment with hormone therapy has not
controlled symptoms, and symptoms interfere with daily
Endometrial implants or scar tissue (adhesions) interferes with the functions of other
organs in the belly.
Endometriosis causes infertility.
Endometriosis: Should I Have a Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?
Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy: Should I Use Estrogen Therapy (ET)?
What to think about
Some studies suggest
that using hormone therapy after surgery can make the pain-free period longer
by preventing the growth of new or returning endometriosis.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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