New drug shows promise for endometriosis

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Endometriosis afflicts as many as 15 percent of reproductive-age women in the U.S. and millions of women around the world. The disorder can lead to scarring of the ovaries, fallopian tubes and other tissues; infertility; inflammation and chronic pain. It does not always lead to infertility, but it can create obstacles in the process of getting pregnant or maintaining pregnancy.

Two new drug compounds — one of which has already proven useful in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis — appear to be effective in treating endometriosis. By focusing on overproduction of estrogen as well as inflammation, these treatments offer promise for women whose infertility is caused by endometriosis.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (2015, January 21). New drug compounds show promise against endometriosis. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 13, 2015 from