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  1. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRH-a) Therapy for Endometriosis

    Drug details for Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) therapy for endometriosis.

  2. Pelvic Exam for Endometriosis

    With a pelvic exam, your health professional is able to determine the size and position of the pelvic organs. Endometriosis may cause abnormal growths in the uterus, the vagina, the ovaries, the area between the uterus and rectum (cul - de - sac), and the strong bands of tissue (ligaments) that attach to the uterus to hold it in place. ...

  3. Endometriosis - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used to diagnose endometrial cancer.

  4. Endometriosis - What Happens

    Endometriosis is usually a long-lasting (chronic) disease. Some women have no symptoms or problems. Others develop mild to severe symptoms or infertility.

  5. Endometriosis - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding endometriosis.

  6. Endometriosis - Topic Overview

    What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a problem many women have during their childbearing years. It means that a type of tissue that lines your uterus is also growing outside your uterus.

  7. Endometriosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of developing endometriosis include age and family history of endometriosis.

  8. Endometriosis - Symptoms

    Some women with endometriosis do not have symptoms. Other women have symptoms that range from mild to severe. Endometriosis symptoms are often most severe just before and during the menstrual cycle and get better as the menstrual period is ending.

  9. Endometriosis - Treatment Overview

    Although there is no cure for endometriosis, treatment can improve pain and infertility. Treatment depends on how severe your symptoms are and whether you have future pregnancy plans.

  10. Endometriosis - Medications

    Treatment with medicines does not cure endometriosis. Medicines are also generally not recommended if infertility from endometriosis is your main problem. However, anti - inflammatory (NSAID) therapy can reduce pain and bleeding. Hormone therapy with birt

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