Endometriosis is another benign condition that affects the uterus. It is most common in women in their thirties and forties, especially in women who have never been pregnant.
The cure rate over 3 years for surgical therapy is over 65-75% and the best figure for medical therapy with the new drug, gnrh analogue, is 35-45%. Drug therapy has a place, particularly in a patient undergoing IVF(In vitro fertilisation).
Laparoscopic surgical treatment is the primary treatment for endometriosis. Women with endometriosis may be treated with hormones or surgery. Patients with endometriosis will be treated primarily with surgical therapy but drugs can also be used particularly in patients who are about to undergo IVF.
There are certain women said to be at high risk of developing endometriosis. They are: a) Women who have not had children b) Women who are overweight c) Women with heavy or prolonged periods d) Women who had their first period at an early age ( before 12 years of age) e) Women who have a family history of endometriosis � mother, sister etc.