The Pharmacologic Management of Endometriosis

Maria A. Pino, PhD, MS, RPh


US Pharmacist. 2017;42(9):12/16/2017 

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Diagnosis and Treatment

No individual markers have been identified that are specific to the diagnosis of endometriosis, and there are no detectable laboratory abnormalities. An experienced physician may be able to obtain a diagnosis during the patient history or palpation of the pelvic area. The most useful diagnostic technique remains laparoscopy, with suspicious lesions biopsied for histologic confirmation.[13] There is no cure for endometriosis. Clinical management may be achieved through surgery or by using drugs that modify the abovementioned mechanisms of pathogenesis, including medication for the relief of pain.