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Treatment for Endometriosis

There is no cure for endometriosis. However, there are treatments that may help reduce pain and restore fertility. Among the most common treatments:
Pain medication — If the woman has a mild case of endometriosis and little pain, her doctor may suggest drugs that inhibit the production of prostaglandins, which are released from the endometrium, such as ibuprofen, indomethicin and naproxen sodium. The doctor may also recommend over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin or acetaminophen.

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Back on My Feet Again

The View From Here

I am struggling right now through one of the most difficult periods of my adult life, and it’s all because of a simple misstep I made in a parking lot, four months ago.

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Heartburn Surgery Reversed Itself

Q.Two months ago I had a Nissen fundoplication for severe heartburn. After the surgery, I had minimal swallowing problems and my reflux is actually better now. But the results of an upper GI today show that my Nissen has somehow come undone. Although my heartburn is not actually troubling me right now, am I correct in assuming that it is only a matter of time before it returns?

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