Hormone treatments

The following hormone treatments are available to women with endometriosis:

Combined oral contraceptive pill (‘the Pill’)

Hormone treatments for endometriosis

As endometriosis responds and grows when exposed to the female hormone oestrogen, a number of hormone treatments attempt to block or reduce the production of oestrogen in the body. This means the endometriosis will be unable to continue growing and will help to relieve symptoms.

If you are offered the choice of hormone treatment, you may want to discuss with your doctor what the treatment involves, the pros and cons, along with the possible side effects of the treatment.

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