Endometriosis is a benign disease of women which is often displayed with chronic pelvic pains and sterility. Ovary endometrioma is one of common causes of pelvic pains and among the most common ovary cysts. Treatment of endometriosis is performed with different methods which classified in two major categories: medicinal and surgical treatments. Nowadays it is recognized that medicinal treatment alone is not enough and the necessity for surgical intervention in these patients is confirmed. A 37-year-old woman referred to Traditional Medicine Clinic of Tehran at Imam Khomeini Hospital about six months after endometriotic ovary cyst surgery with complaint of recurrent pain and heaviness in the pelvic area. According to symptoms and ultrasound report, squill oxymel, Vitex agnus-castus in the form of capsule, Habe cyst (a pill containing celeryseed and rasa damascena), and astringent hydrotherapy (a sitz bath containing oak apple, myrtle and pomegranate) were prescribed. The patient was advised to continue the above treatment for two months. In third referral (two months after the second referral), feeling of pain and heaviness in pelvic area was completely disappeared and in performed ultrasound (Figure 2), ovary was reported without any cysts. Based on high effects of pharmacotherapy and surgery for patient, it seems that using effective herbal products declines effects arising from above treatments with less expenditure. By confirmation, these treatments are effective solutions, at lower cost and with much less side effects in treatment of endometriosis.
Traditional Persian Medicine, Endometriosis, Ovary cyst, Chronic pelvic pain, Infertility
Malihe Tabarrai, Razieh Kasraei