Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist (GnRH-a) Therapy for Endometriosis
Why It Is Used
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) therapy is widely used to shrink endometriosis implants, which relieves pain. GnRH-a therapy is usually a second-choice treatment that is used when several months of birth control pill therapy have not been effective.
GnRH-a therapy is sometimes used before surgery to make implants easier to remove. This can help reduce the amount of scar tissue created by the surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology