|Endometriosis is a common cause of secondary dysmenorrhea. It consists of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus.
CONTRACEPTION: Treatments that eliminate menses often successfully reduce symptoms of dysmenorrhea caused by endometriosis. The LNG IUD [Fidele L. et. al., Fertil Steril 1997], Depo-Provera and Depo sub Q Provera 104 and combined pills taken continuously can all improve a woman’s endometriosis.
Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
To learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of birth control pills, Depo-Provera and the Mirena IUD; go to: www.managingcontraception.com and click on Choices 2013 edition. You can also order these books from our website or by calling 404-875-5001.
Key Words: endometriosis, secondary dysmenorrhea, endometrial glands, stroma, uterus, contraception, eliminate, menses, reduce symptoms, LMG IUD, Depo-Provera, combined birth control pills
Contraceptive Technology 20th Edition
Managing Contraception 2015-2016 Edition