Treatments For Endometriosis
Luckily, we offer several treatments for endometriosis. In this article, we will discuss available treatment options and how each is used depending on the severity of your endometriosis condition.
Understanding Treatment Options for Endometriosis
Also known as keyhole surgery, laparoscopy procedure allows the doctor to see inside the abdomen. This procedure is generally recommended to patients with a slight to moderate case of endometriosis. During the procedure, the patient is given a general anesthesia to ensure the treatment is painless.
02. Hormone Therapy
When a woman reaches menopause, endometriosis typically disappears. However, this is not always the case with some women. Menopausal hormone therapy replaces estrogen and progesterone to greatly reduce or completely stop them from being produced once women enters menopause. This treatment helps control endometriosis symptoms, as well as reduce the risk of the patient developing osteoporosis.
Laparotomy involves removing endometriosis by creating an incision in the abdomen wall. Generally, this operation is recommended for patients who do not respond to hormone therapy. Patients experiencing ovarian cysts are also offered this option.
A hysterectomy is typically recommended in the most severe cases of endometriosis because it involves removing a woman’s uterus. The uterus (womb) is where a baby develops during pregnancy.
Also, patients experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding that has not responded to alternative treatments can benefit from this option. However, for younger patients who want children, this procedure is used as a last resort. Given that it involves removing a woman’s uterus, the procedure cannot be reversed.
Get Relief Today
Treatments for endometriosis vary because this condition is complex. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, you do not have to suffer any longer. As you can see, there are many options available that can provide you with relief.
To determine which treatment is most effective for your specific case, contact Riverwalk OBGYN Women’s Health clinic by calling (210) 402-6022 to schedule an appointment, or request appointment online.