It is fact that there is no cure exists for endometriosis. However, you should not despair of an endometriosis treatment.
There are several treatment options available to treat your endometriosis, which ranges from simple observation to surgery.
While planning for an endometriosis treatment course, a number of factors will be taken into consideration.
The treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms, family history and your desire for a baby, and the extent of the disease.
One of the main objectives of gynecologists or health care providers administering endometriosis treatment is to disperse myths and encourage the patient to seek proper care.
If your endometriosis is very mild, then the endometriosis treatment involves nothing more than simple visits to the doctor where he/she, a general practitioner or a gynecologist, will perform regular checkups.
However, if your endometriosis pain is severe enough then medications such as ibuprofen may be prescribed. If your symptoms progress further, then it becomes necessary to discuss the possibility of more complex treatments.
One of these endometriosis treatments that exceed simple observation and checkups is hormone treatment. Hormone replacement therapy is used because it provides effective results in the treatment of certain symptoms.
The hormone estrogen usually thickens your uterine lining, while the progesterone prompts the detaching of the uterine lining during menstruation.
Danazol, a type of hormone treatment, is a form of testosterone that lessen the estrogen levels that the ovaries produce will be the same level that occurs during menopause.
Also, the higher levels of estrogen eventually will disappear during the hormone treatment.
Regrettably, Danazol provides few side effects such as mood swings, unusual hair growth on face and body, increase in muscle size and the clitoris, breast size reduction, and weight gain.
However, in some cases, there will be even more severe problems such as depression and liver disease.
Gestrinone (a synthetic hormone) and Dydrogesterone (a synthetic version of progesterone) can also be used in endometriosis treatment. Even these two hormones have similar side effects as that of Danazol.
Contraceptive pill, a method of hormone treatment is effective in suppressing endometriosis. It is often prescribed when there is a mild endometriosis in order to prevent it from progressing further.
Oral contraceptives are also used to stop endometriosis from recurring, in cases where you have had surgery.
Endometriosis treatment can also be done through surgery. Basically, there are two types. The first is called an operative laparoscopy where a tube will be placed into the abdomen to remove the endometrial implants.
Hysterectomy is another surgical endometriosis treatment, in which the endometrial implants are removed along with uterus. In some cases, even the fallopian tubes and ovaries are removed. However, a hysterectomy always cannot stop endometriosis successfully.
As said earlier, no endometriosis treatment should be considered a cure. However, you can do benefit with one or all of these treatments. There is a myth that endometriosis can be cured by becoming pregnant.
But, it is true and proven in some women with improvements after pregnancy. However, never consider that pregnancy is an endometriosis treatment.