What is the best treatment for endometriosis?

The treatment currently employed for endometriosis is essentially surgical. In the light of recent advances in surgical techniques, it is likely to remain the treatment of choice for some years to come.

Will I be menopausal if I have a hysterectomy?

No, the menopause is determined by a reduction in the hormonal secretion of the ovaries. If there is no ovarian pathology, the ovaries remain intact during hysterectomy, and since they have not been removed they continue to produce hormones. Menstruation disappears, but the patient who still has ovaries will not experience the symptoms that often accompany the menopause.