A 32-year-old female asked:
I am a 32 yr-old w painful periods, dysf bleeding & many endometriosis symts. my dr r/o endo after hysteroscopy. how reliable is this w/o laparoscopy?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Barrereanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Not at all: In most cases, endometriosis must be seen either by a laparoscopy or laparotomy. Hysteroscopy gives a view within the uterus only and endometriosis cannot be diagnosed this way.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbothamanswered
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
It is not: A hysteroscopy does not allow for visualization of the pelvic organs and is not adequate to determine whether someone has (or doesn't have) endometriosis. Definitive diagnosis of endometriosis requires at least a laparoscopy.
5.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 7, 2013
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