As a last resort for severe pain, some women have their
uterus and ovaries removed (hysterectomy and oophorectomy). If you
have your ovaries taken out, your estrogen level will drop and your symptoms
will probably go away. But you may have symptoms of menopause, and you will not
be able to get pregnant.
If you are getting close to
menopause, you may want to try to manage your symptoms
with medicines rather than surgery. Endometriosis usually stops causing
problems when you stop having periods.