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what do you suggest if i have an appointment to see if what do you suggest if i have endometriosis. if i do have it, will they do a laparotomy on me even though i'm not ttc?

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Dr. Keith Hansen
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
Endometriosis: The treatment for endometriosis depends on the symptoms, signs, and patient desires. At appointment your physician will evaluate you to see what your symptoms are and do a physical examination to see if there are any findings consistent with endometriosis. Your physician may order additional tests, like an ultrasound. Then depending on your findings and your desires determine treatment options.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have an appointment to see if I have endometriosis. If I do have it, will they do a laparotomy on me even though im not ttc?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Laparoscopy: An expert in endometriosis treatment will be a specialist in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. I make the majority of my practice out of endometriosis care, and do not find a laparotomy to be an advantage in almost anything I do. Laparoscopic surgery can be used to resect/remove endometriosis, which leads to the longest term benefit for the condition.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2015

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