Endometriosis Treatment & Surgery
Conservative surgery: If you have endometriosis and are trying to become pregnant, surgery to remove as much endometriosis as possible while preserving your uterus and ovaries may increase your chances of success. If you have severe pain from endometriosis, you may also benefit from surgery however, endometriosis and pain may return.
The procedure may be done laparoscopically or through open abdominal surgery in more extensive cases.
Assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization, to help you become pregnant are sometimes suggested if conservative surgery is ineffective.
Pain medications such as the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or naproxen may be prescribed to help ease painful menstrual cramps.
Getting regular exercise can help relieve symptoms.
Hormone therapy: Supplemental hormones are sometimes effective in reducing or eliminating the pain of endometriosis. It may recur after stopping the course of therapy.