Management of Endometriosis

  • Practice Bulletin PB
  • Number 114
  • July 2010

ABSTRACT: Endometriosis represents a significant health problem for women of reproductive age. The etiology, the relationship between the extent of disease and the degree of symptoms, the effect on fertility, and the most appropriate treatment of endometriosis remain incomplete. The purpose of this document is to present the evidence, including risks and benefits, for the effectiveness of medical and surgical therapy for adult women who are symptomatic with pelvic pain or infertility or both. Treatment options for adolescents are discussed in other documents 1.

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