A 21-year-old member asked:
Can endometriosis be decisively diagnosed by pelvic exam?
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Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo: The gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis is laparoscopy. On a personal note in the prescence of pain with menses and significant pain when I do my exam and stretch the uterosacral ligaments, i find endo at the time of laparoscopy about 90% of the time.
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Can endometriosis be determined by a pelvic exam?
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Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Determined, no: Suspected maybe. It depends on a lot of things, including the extent and location of the endometriosis, how easy the woman is to examine (one case where being very skinny really helps), and the experience of the examiner. Good wishes.
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Last updated Jul 27, 2015
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