Endometriosis Topic Guide

Endometriosis Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a common disorder of the female reproductive organs and is the leading cause of chronic pelvic pain in women. Examples of causes of endometriosis include genetics, retrograde menstruation, coelomic metaplasia, surgical procedures, and abnormalities in the immune system. Treatments for endometriosis range from medications to surgery. In women who have endometriosis, tissue like the lining ...

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Endometriosis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

letrozole Letrozole

Letrozole lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body....learn more »

anastrozole Anastrozole

Anastrozole lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the bod...learn more »

norethindrone Norethindrone

Norethindrone is a form of progesterone, a female hormone. Norethindrone prevents ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also cause...learn more »

medroxyprogesterone (oral) Medroxyprogesterone (oral)

Medroxyprogesterone is a progestin (a form of progesterone), a female hormone that helps regulate ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary) and menstru...learn more »

danazol Danazol

Danazol is a man-made form of a steroid. Danazol affects the ovaries and pituitary gland and prevents the release of certain hormones in the body...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

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