Corpus ID: 23255835

Oral contraceptives and endometriosis.

  title={Oral contraceptives and endometriosis.},
  author={K J Karnacky},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={135 2},
  • K J Karnacky
  • Published 1979
  • Medicine
  • American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Relief of pain of primary dysmenorrhea and endometriosis with oral contraceptives is contraindicated because their use can be harmful. Hexestrol, stilbestrol, or dinestrol plus a B-complex vitamin should instead be used. Endometriosis may be diagnosed by administering a small dose of stilbestrol (0.1 or, better, 0.05 mg), starting any day of the cycle, which should precede the use of the peritoneoscope. If oral contraceptives are prescribed after endometriosis has been diagnosed, their use… Expand