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How is endometriosis treated?

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Your doctor can surgically remove the endometrial tissue. If surgery isn’t an option, you might consider intrauterine insemination (IUI), which involves placing your partner’s sperm directly in your uterus.

Your doctor may consider pairing IUI with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation -- using medicine to help your ovaries produce more eggs.

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is also another option. It can raise your chances of conceiving, although the statistics on IVF pregnancies vary.

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Endometriosis.”

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Endometriosis.”

Endometriosis.org: “Fertility Treatments.”

Endometriosis Institute: “Treatment of Infertility.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on October 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Endometriosis.”

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Endometriosis.”

Endometriosis.org: “Fertility Treatments.”

Endometriosis Institute: “Treatment of Infertility.”

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on October 21, 2018

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