Medically Reviewed by Charles Tatum, MD
Discomfort. Bleeding. Pain.
All these symptoms can be signs of Endometriosis, when tissue normally found inside a woman’s uterus starts to grow outside the uterus. McLeod Gynecologist Dr. Charles Tatum offers this overview of the treatments available:
Key points from the video:
- The #1 reason for women to miss work is problems with their menstrual cycle, frequently endometriosis.
- Mild endometriosis can be treated with inexpensive and non-surgical approaches.
- Medications, such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Tylenol can be used to treat mild pain.
- Laparoscopy is the “gold standard” of treatment for more severe cases.
- Most women have a good result with no pain or discomfort after recovery from surgery for endometriosis.
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