Ovarian Endometriosis at 10x Magnification
There is currently no cure for endometriosis, but the symptoms of the condition can often be successfully treated. Over-the-counter pain medications or prescription drugs are usually recommended for individuals with relatively mild symptoms, as are hormone pills, injections, and nasal sprays. The latter can cause severe side effects, however, in some women and exacerbate symptoms. Extensive endometriosis may often best be treated with surgery, which may entail a major or minor procedure depending on the size and location of the affected areas. Yet, even if a patient undergoes a complete hysterectomy or removal of the ovaries, there remains a risk that the symptoms of endometriosis will return.