The prognosis of endometriosis

Cure rate

Patient articles & presentations

What is the cure rate following excision of endometriosis?
In the lay literature endometriosis is commonly depicted as a chronic, incurable, recurrent disease - the disease that 'always comes back'. In this article we'll examine why this belief is simply not true, citing robust evidence that curative treatment is available and has been for well over half a century.

Disease recurrence and persistence

Patient articles & presentations

Does endometriosis "come back" after surgical treatment?
What is a realistic expectation regarding recurrence following complete excision of disease? Does the disease simply come back?

Pain persisting after complete excision surgery: Persistent endometriosis or something else?
Why does pain sometimes still persist despite thorough excision of all areas of endometriosis? Is it recurrent or persistent disease or perhaps something else at play?