Endometriosis and Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills lying on a red surface

People who may have undiagnosed endometriosis are often prescribed birth control pills to reduce period pain. This article explores how hormonal birth control pills may help manage symptoms but may also include side effects.

“Many women with period pain, especially adolescents, who could have endometriosis but don’t have a (laparoscopy-confirmed) diagnosis are prescribed the pill to reduce their pain. These women may only be diagnosed with the disease once they stop taking the pill and their symptoms return or increase.”