Surgery versus pharmacological treatment for endometriosis

Sarit Avraham, Daniel S. Seidman*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The two major consequences of endometriosis are pain and infertility. Despite numerous studies and proposed guidelines, some aspects of the treatment for these complications are still under debate or lack convincing evidence that favors one approach over the other. Future studies will hopefully present new evidence in regard to the optimal treatment for each indication and suggest innovative pharmacotherapy following improved understanding of the pathophysiology of endometriosis. Until then, individualization of the treatment according to the specific indication, taking into consideration the benefits versus the risks for the patient and the tolerability profile, remains the most appropriate approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-166
Number of pages6
JournalWomen's Health
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • dysmenorrhea
  • endometrioma
  • endometriosis
  • infertility
  • pelvic pain
  • selective progesterone receptor modulators


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