Endometriosis is a disorder of the epithelium and/or endometrial-like stroma outside the endometrium and myometrium, usually with an associated inflammatory process. It mainly affects young women of reproductive age, the prevalence being estimated at approximately 10%. Due to the varied clinical symptoms marked by chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, infertility, dyspareunia, dysuria, endometriosis requires a complex treatment. Endometriosis is a major health problem with socioeconomic impact, which is why many gynecological societies have published different guidelines to assist clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. The variety of available treatments combined with the complexity of this disease leads to significant discrepancies between recommendations. The most used is the ESHRE guidelines published in 2022, which represents an update of the ESHRE guidelines on endometriosis published in 2013 and 2005 regarding the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of endometriosis treatment methods after comparing several widely used guidelines in endometriosis management.
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Balalau, Denisa Oana; Ciupitu, Ioana Andreea; Bogheanu, Delia-Maria; Ghiocel-Zariosu, Alexia-Ioana; Balalau, Cristian; Ples, Liana; Bălan, Daniela Gabriela; Paunica, Ioana; and Sima, Marina-Romina
"Management of pelvic pain caused by endometriosis,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 10:
1, Article 9.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol10/iss1/9