How is endometriosis treated?

Many women live their whole lives with endometriosis and never find out. If the endometriosis is not causing you any pain, and you are not trying to conceive, the contraceptive pill is a simple method of treatment. The pill stops ovulation and will usually suppress the endometriosis activity, and put a stop to any pain.

For women with severe pain that is not helped by taking the pill, or for women whose fertility is affected, endometriosis can be treated with laparoscopic surgery. This is a type of minimally invasive keyhole surgery that can be used to diagnose the condition and remove the misplaced cells. The surgeon is able to look into the abdominal cavity through a very small microscope, inserted through a small incision in the navel.

If Dr Wang thinks you need laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis, she will refer you to a specialist surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.

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