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Treatments for Endometriosis
The goals of treatment are to control pain and slow the growth of tissue. Treatment may also help improve fertility. The way it is treated depends on a woman's age, symptoms, where the tissue is growing, and how large the growth is. Pregnancy plans may also play a role.
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Treatment may be:Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgery
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Endometriosis. ACOG website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Endometriosis. Updated January 2019. Accessed November 12, 2019.
Endometriosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/endometriosis . Updated August 30, 2019. Accessed November 12, 2019.
Endometriosis. Office on Women's Health website. Available at: https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/endometriosis. Updated April 1, 2019. Accessed November 12, 2019.
- Reviewer: EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot Levine, MD
- Review Date: 11/2019
- Update Date: 11/18/2019