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How is endometriosis pain treated?

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Endometriosis is a lifelong condition so it is important to develop a plan to manage it based on the extent of the disease, severity of pain and potential plans for pregnancy. Since it is a chronic disease, it cannot be cured, but there are options for different types of medications to ease endometriosis pain and help you feel better. Some need a prescription. Others you can buy “over the counter.” Your doctor may recommend that you try more than one kind.[

SOURCES:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development: "Endometriosis,” “What Are the Treatments for Endometriosis?”

Lebovic, D., Gordon, J., Taylor, R.   Scrub Hill Press, 2005. Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility,

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis Treatments.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Endometriosis (Beyond the Basics).”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development: "Endometriosis,” “What Are the Treatments for Endometriosis?”

Lebovic, D., Gordon, J., Taylor, R.   Scrub Hill Press, 2005. Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility,

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis Treatments.”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Endometriosis (Beyond the Basics).”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 27, 2019

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