Endometriosis Treatment

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Endometriosis Treatment

By Burt Cotton

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Although no cure exists, one should not despair of an endometriosis treatment. In fact, there are several treatment options available to sufferers of this malady. These treatments run the gamut from simple observation to surgery.

If the case is particularly mild, one endometriosis treatment involves nothing more than simply engaging in regular visits to the physician. The doctor

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9 Responses to Endometriosis Treatment

  1. Momof2 says:

    Endometriosis treatment
    I have endometriosis. I am currently taking lupron depot injections as a form of helping with the pain and stopping further growth so I can become pregnant. Has anyone else done this and gotten pregnant shortly after treatment stopped? Did lupron decrease your appetite? I have lost 10 lbs. since starting a month ago. I’m only taking it for 3 months so we can get back to trying for a baby. Thanks!

    • sunu says:

      Lupron Depot (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension) is a GnRH agonist — a hormone that works in two distinct phases. Phase one stimulates the ovaries causing them to produce more of the most potent of the three estrogens produced by women — estradiol. In phase two the messenger hormones that tell the ovaries to produce estrogen decline dramatically. This causes a significant reduction in estrogen levels, and causes women to experience menopause-like side effects.
      Lupron is prescribed for women with very bad endometriosis, severe menorrhagia, and before assisted reproduction. In men, Lupron is used to treat advanced prostate cancer, and the drug is used in children who are diagnosed with central precocious puberty (early puberty). Before you decide to use Lupron, make sure you understand the facts about the benefits and side effects so that you can make an informed decision.

      Side Effects and Lupron Depot
      Side effects that have been associated with the use of Lupron Depot frequently include hot flashes and night sweats, and less frequently palpitations, syncope, and tachycardias. Other side effects include generalized pain, headaches, vaginitis, nausea/vomiting, fluid retention[, weight gain, acne, hirsutism, joint pain, loss of sexual desire, depression, dizziness, nervousness, and breast changes such as tenderness and pain. There have been no deaths directly related to therapy with Lupron Depot.

      Lupron is an effective and medically accepted treatment for endometriosis. Despite the fact that many women do experience side effects during treatment with Lupron Depot, women often consider these side effects to be a necessary price to pay for the relief of the severe pain and suffering of endometriosis.

  2. BabyBlue says:

    Endometriosis Treatment?
    Hi – don’t know if anyone can help but I have been diagnosised with endometriosis at aged 26. Docs are not prepared to do anything more than pain relief althought I have been going down this route for about 3 years and have tried pretty much everything to the point my Pain Management Consultant has offered to put me on oral morphine. This is just affecting my life so much – I was looking forward to travelling and doing my medical degree but I can’t if this isn’t sorted out (then pain killers I am on – Tramdol, voltarol, paracetamol – are not effective and I get really horrid side effects like nausea, vomiting, tiredness etc). Just really feel that since the diagnosis, everything I have dreamed about has been taken away & I don’t know what to do. I have a demanding job that I have already taken time off for due to being in hospital a couple of times with this. I don’t have a partner and doubt I’ll ever get one with this condition as well. What can I do? Thanks!

    • ☼~Ļ○ΰ~♫® says:

      Discuss the idea of surgery with your doctor. I was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 16, and I understand how painful it is.

      I’m 25 now, and I’ve had laparoscopic surgery twice. Basically, my doctor made two small cuts above my hip bones and inserted a small camera. He looked around and found the majority of my lesions and removed them. This is not a permanent solution, and endometriosis usually will come back. However, my pain has never gotten as bad as it was before I had surgery the first time.

      If you’re not on birth control, you should definitely start taking it. It will regulate your cycles and make your periods easier to bear. An “old-timey” home remedy is to take a tablespoon of peppermint schnapps when you’re in pain. By the way, I don’t suggest you start taking oral morphine. If you think that the side effects of tramadol are bad … morphine is about a hundred times worse.

  3. N WEN-CHING F says:

    can the L-arginine be used in the treatment of endometriosis?
    Can the L-arginine be used in the treatment of endometrisis? The nitrogen oxide is derived from the L-arginine, and can be a neural transmitter to the hypothalamus. It can stimulate the secretion of hormone and treat the endometriosis. Is it true?

    • Endo says:

      Endometriosis not scar tissue, although adhesions and scarring often accompany the disease. Endometriosis is the presence of tissue similar – although not histologically the same – to that which lines the uterus, implanted elsewhere in the body. The implants actively bleed and produce inflammatory substances, and can lead to excruciating pain and infertility. Were it simply ‘mostly scar tissue,’ it would be curable by virtue of simple removal of the scar. It’s not.

      The use of L-arginine, the precursor of nitric oxide, has not been found beneficial in the management of poor endometrial development or as a valid treatment for the disease on any level ['Management of Benign Gynecologic Problems Before IVF'; presentation, 7th World Congress on Controversies in Obstetrics and Gynecology & Infertility, 2005; Athens].

  4. Lindsey says:

    Treatment for Endometriosis with one ovary?
    I was just diagnosed with endometriosis a week ago. I already have had my uterus and left ovary removed. I was wondering if I would benefit from birth control or what the best treatment option would be, besides pain meds.

  5. SaroLiz says:

    What are options for treatment of endometriosis other than birth control or surgery?
    I have already been on birth control for 9 years, and I can’t afford a laparoscopy because I have crappy insurance. Are there any other treatment methods for endometriosis?

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