Overview

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the endometrium grows outside your uterine cavity. The endometrium is the tissue which makes up the inside surface of your uterus. Endometriosis occurs when this lining grows on the ovaries, bowel, and tissues[read article]

Tests for Endometriosis

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Pelvic Exam
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Ultrasound tests use high-frequency sound waves to allow doctors to see your internal organs. The sound waves bounce off your organs, creating images of their struc...  More
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Pelvic laparoscopy is a procedure that examines your reproductive organs. Your doctor uses an instrument called a laparoscope to perform the procedure. A laparoscop...  More
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Pelvic Ultrasound
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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Laparoscopy is a type of surgery. As a diagnostic procedure, it is used to examine the organs inside your abdomen. This is also referred to as a diagnostic laparosc...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Medical Procedures for Endometriosis

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Pain Management
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Surgical Procedures for Endometriosis

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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Total Hysterectomy
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Removal of Fallopian Tubes and Ovaries of Both Sides
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Presacral Sympathectomy
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Endometrial Ablation
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Laparoscopic Uterosacral Nerve Ablation
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A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman's uterus. The uterus is also known as the womb. The uterus is located in the abdomen and is where a fe...  More
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Excision of Lesion of Ovary
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Prescribed Medications for Endometriosis

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DANAZOL (DA na zole) is used in women to treat endometriosis and the symptoms of fibrocystic breast disease. This medicine may also be used in men and women to prev...  More
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LEUPROLIDE (loo PROE lide) is a man-made hormone. It is used to treat the symptoms of prostate cancer. This medicine may also be used to treat children with early o...  More
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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE (me DROX ee proe JES te rone) is a hormone in a class called progestins. It is commonly used to prevent the uterine lining from overgrowth in wo...  More
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LETROZOLE (LET roe zole) blocks the production of estrogen. Certain types of breast cancer grow under the influence of estrogen. Letrozole helps block tumor growth....  More
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GOSERELIN (GOE se rel in) is similar to a hormone found in the body. It lowers the amount of sex hormones that the body makes. Men will have lower testosterone leve...  More
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ANASTROZOLE (an AS troe zole) is used to treat breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause. Some types of breast cancer depend on estrogen to grow, and t...  More
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EXEMESTANE (ex e MES tane) blocks the production of the hormone estrogen. Some types of breast cancer depend on estrogen to grow, and this medicine can stop tumor g...  More
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ETHINYL ESTRADIOL; NORGESTIMATE (ETH in il es tra DYE ole; nor JES ti mate) is an oral contraceptive. The products combine two types of female hormones, an estrogen...  More
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TESTOLACTONE blocks the body from making estrogen. It is used to treat advanced breast cancer in women.  More
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NAFARELIN (naf A re lin) is a man-made hormone that is like a hormone made in the body. It will lower the amount of testosterone in males and estrogen in females. I...  More
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NORETHINDRONE is an oral contraceptive. The product contains a female hormone known as a progestin. It is used to prevent pregnancy.  More
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