Treatment

Pain Relief for endometriosis

The main symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain - there are various pain relief and pain management options available.

See our list of pain relief and pain management options below.

Heat and comfort

Painkillers

Physiotherapy

Pain modifiers

Pain clinics

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.

Surgery and endometriosis

As a treatment for endometriosis, surgery can be used to alleviate pain by removing the endometriosis, dividing adhesions or removing cysts.

There are two options of surgery for treating endometriosis:

Conservative surgery

Complex surgery

Radical surgery

 

Conservative surgery

Endometriosis treatment

If you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, your doctor or specialist should discuss possible endometriosis treatment options with you.

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