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    What are the treatments options for endometriosis?

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    Unfortunately there is no known cure for endometriosis, however, there is a range of options available for the management of endometriosis. It is important to carefully consider all of the options available and to discuss them with your health practitioner before beginning any treatment. Treatment will depend on the severity of endometriosis, the symptoms occurring and if having a baby is desired. Treatments can include

    • surgery
    • hormonal management
    • natural therapies and lifestyle changes
    • medicines for pain relief
    The treatment of endometriosis, once the diagnosis has been made, will depend on many factors including:
    • The symptoms experienced and their severity e.g. pain/infertility
    • The stage of endometriosis and site(s)
    The goal of treatment is to improve and reduce symptoms, eliminate endometriotic implants and maximise fertility if desired.
    Because endometriosis is a chronic disease, the recurrence rate is high despite both hormonal and surgical treatments.

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