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Hysterectomy Is Often the Last Resort for Endometriosis

Consider first the many effective alternatives that can reduce endometriosis pain.
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While it doesn't automatically mean infertility, endometriosis may require immediate attention.
Hysterectomy may offer major relief for endometriosis, but it's usually a last-resort measure.
Pain from endometriosis can be unbearable and hard to treat. Massage therapy may help.
Surgery for the condition, including hysterectomy, is invasive but has long-term upsides.