Your gynaecologist will discuss the treatment options with you and outline the risks and benefits of each.
When deciding which treatment is right for you, there are several things to take into consideration, including:
- your age
- whether your main symptom is pain or difficulty getting pregnant
- whether you want to become pregnant (some treatments may stop you getting pregnant)
- how you feel about surgery
- whether you have tried any of the treatments before
Treatment may not be necessary if your symptoms are mild and you have no fertility problems. In about a third of cases, endometriosis gets better by itself without treatment.
One course of action is to keep an eye on symptoms and decide to have treatment if they get worse.
Support from self-help groups can be very useful if you are learning to manage endometriosis.