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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can endometriosis be given as a diagnosis without having a laparoscopy? if everything else has been eliminated.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Suspected: Perhaps one of the ob-gyns will also respond. Endometriosis is an anatomical pathological tissue diagnosis but can be suspected from clinical signs and symptoms and pelvic examinations. Proof is histologically.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
No: It must be visualized. It can be suspected but for 100 percent diagnosis visualization or biopsy confirms.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2013

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