Treatment For Endometriosis
Health care providers may suggest one of the hormone Treatment For Endometriosis described below to treat pain from endometriosis
- Oral contraceptives, or birth control pills. These help make your period lighter, more regular, and shorter. Women prescribed contraceptives also report relief from pain.
- In general, the therapy contains two hormones-estrogen and progestin, a progesterone-like hormone.
- Women who can’t take estrogen because of cardiovascular disease or a high risk of blood clots can use progestin-only pills to reduce menstrual flow.
- Typically, a woman takes the pill for 21 days and then takes sugar pills for 7 days to mimic the natural menstrual cycle. Some women take birth control pills continuously, without using the sugar pills that signal the body to go through menstruation.