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 living.
- 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.4
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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