There is no cure, but endometriosis treatment can improve pain and fertility.
The treatment options include surgery and medication.
Women with endometriosis are treated primarily with surgery but drugs can also be used, particularly in those about to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
The usual surgery is the removal of the growths without damaging the reproductive organs.
An alternative is radical surgery which is a hysterectomy. It involves the removal of the uterus and cervix.
Medication options include hormone therapy, pain medication and hormonal contraceptives.
A healthy diet and elimination of foods that aggravate the symptoms can help to reduce estrogen levels, normalize hormonal levels and stabilize emotions.