As we mentioned in previous articles during the last stage of the menstrual cycle normally a layer of endometriosis lining in the inside of the uterus is expelled, known as menstruation blood but instead some of the endometriosis tissues growing somewhere in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. In this article, we will discuss how conventional medications use in treating endometriosis.
I. Choose your medication
Conventional medication have been used widely in North American with highly successful rate but some side effects. There are many kinds of conventional medication that your doctor can prescribe. In fact, one may work well with little side effects for some women but not the others. If you find your medication can not perform as you wish, it is wise to talk to your doctor until you find one that works.

II. Types of medication
1. Creating a continual pregnancy state
These types of medication help to stop or reduce period with stimulating the corpus luteun in ovary to continue producing progesterone such as continuous dose of the Pill, Provera and Danazol.
2. Reducing the blood flow volume
Beside the Pill as we mentioned above, progestogens are one of the conventional medication that use in maintaining pregnancy. With high progesterone in your body, it reduces blood flow in menstruation or tricks your body to think that you are pregnant.

3. Create a menopausal state
It is necessary for the surge of estrogen for woman's body to start the menstrual cycle, estrogen inhibitors medication stop the production of estrogen from the ovary resulting in tricking your brain that you are now at menopausal state. Without surging of estrogen there is no menstrual cycle. These types of medication include all GnRH agonist range of drugs.

4. Stop the pain
Over producing of prostaglandins that control the ovarian muscles contraction will cause menstrual pain. These types of medication include prostaglandin inhibitor medicines, the Pill, painkiller, etc.

5. Regulating hormone swing
These types of medication are used to treat symptomsof endometriosis or pre menstruation in menstrual cycle such as depression, anxiety. It includes the Pill, anti depressants, etc.

III. Side effects and risks
In general, taking the above medication may cause the following side effects and risks.
1) Blood clots
2) Stroke and heart attacks
3) Weight gain
5) Hormonal imbalance
6) Long term loss of period after coming off the Pill in some women.
7) Nausea
8) Bloating
9) Breast tenderness
10) Male pattern hair growth and deepening of voice
11) Indigestion
12) Etc.

I will try to explain each off side effects and risks associated with each medicine in details in some other articles.
I hope this information will help.You can read more of my articles about endometriosis at steady health article panel- women health.