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    What treatment is available for Endometriosis?

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  • Advanced Gynaecology & Urogyaecology | Laparoscopic & Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeon One of the leading gynaecologists in Melbourne. Dr Poovalingam’s experience, alongside his impeccable bedside manner … View Profile

    Treatment of endometriosis is individualised based on multiple factors (including age, symptoms, severity of endometriosis, desire for pregnancy/fertility disorders). Endometriosis can be treated using medical treatment (combined oral contraception pills or progestin pills, hormonal intrauterine device or injectable hormonal medication), surgery, complementary treatment (psychology/physiotherapy) or combination of these methods. Success of the surgery is dependant of the severity of the endometriosis and expertise of the surgeon. Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can linger/recur (despite had/on treatment) until women reach menopause. Hence, treatment and follow up needs to be continued. As with any other medical disorders, prognosis and outcome of a patient earlier the patient is diagnosed and treated, the better is the outcome in terms of her symptoms as well as protection of her reproductive organs.

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