What is the efficacy of postoperative adjunctive hormone therapy for endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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For patients with mild disease, postoperative adjunctive hormonal treatment has been shown effective in reducing pain but has no impact on fertility. GnRH analogues, danazol, and medroxyprogesterone have all been found to be useful for this indication. [103, 104, 105, 106] However, for severe endometriosis, the efficacy of preoperative or postoperative hormonal treatment has not yet been established.


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