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How is endometriosis pain treated?

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You have options for different types of medications to ease endometriosis pain. Although they won't cure the condition, they may 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 12, 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 12, 2019

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