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A 47-year-old member asked:

I might have endometriosis. will i have diagnosis if a pelvic laparoscopy?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Surgery is the only way to make a diagnosis so either way you will know. Your doctor can take biopsies to confirm anything suspicious.
Dr. Scott Grover
Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Pelvic laparoscopy is appropriate to diagnose and treat endometriosis.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Only way to confirm: Visualization via laparoscopy is actually the only way to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis. Ideally this will be accompanied by excision - that is, the "cutting out" - of the abnormal tissue for confirmation by the pathologist.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes : Unless you don't have it . The magnification provided by laparoscopy can show even small changes. Sampling and excision of the suspicious lesions can be done at that time. Good luck !
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: You will have a diagnosis of endometriosis or not if surgery is done by an experience laparoscopic surgeon.

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