Treatments for Endometriosis
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
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.
Treatment may be:
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Last reviewed November 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Elliot Levine, MD
Last Updated: 11/17/2020
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