Endometriosis

  • Prevention

    Birth control pills may help to prevent or slow down the development of the disease.


    References

    Lobo R. Endometriosis: etiology, pathology, diagnosis, management. In: Katz VL, Lentz GM, Lobo RA, Gershenson DM. Comprehensive Gynecology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap. 19.

    Mounsey AL. Diagnosis and management of endometriosis. Am Fam Physician. 2006;74(4):594-600.

    Davis L, Kennedy S. Modern combined oral contraceptives for pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007;(3):CD001019.

    Levy BS. The complex nature of chronic pelvic pain. J Fam Pract. 2007;56:S16-S17.

    Bulun SE. Endometriosis. N Engl J Med. 2009;360:268-279.

    Jacobson TZ, Barlow DH, Koninckx PR, Olive D, Farquhar C. Laparoscopic surgery for subfertility associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev;2002;(4):CD001398.