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A 28-year-old female asked:

will ovarian torsion happen even after laparascopy? what are measures to be taken to avoid them?

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Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology 39 years experience
Torsion of the ovary: is an uncommon complication of ovarian cysts. Vigorous activity should be avoided as a precaution. Laparoscopy has no effect on torsion unless of course the cyst is drained or the ovary is removed. Most of the time ovarian cysts resolve without intervention.

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Can somebody undergo laparoscopy and still have the diagnosis of endometriosis missed?

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Endo: Yes, depending on the surgeons expertise, specially if there are atypical lesions and or retropreitoneal fibrosis that are not unroofed. You may not have endometriosis but ic/paiful bladder syndrome for example.
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I was diagnosed as having stage III endometriosis at the time of laparoscopy. What does this mean?

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How can I reduce my risk for ovarian cancer?

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Don't smoke: Many of the risk factors for ovarian cancer can't be changed- such as family history, early onset of menses, late menses, and no pregnancies. Enviromnental risk factors include smoking and obesity.
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How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?

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Biopsy: (see similar question/answer). Most (all?) cancers need a biopsy to be definitively diagnosed. Tests such as imaging (eg, pelvic ultrasound) or laboratory tests (eg, ca-125) may be suspicious for ovarian cancer, but a biopsy and pathology study needs to be done.
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Is laparoscopy the only definitive way to diagnose my endometriosis?

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Dr. Brandon Zabukovic
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No: Diagnostic laparoscopy is the most definitive ("gold standard") test, and is important because ablative treatment can occur at the same time. With that being said, we often arrive at the diagnosis through a combination of your reported history, our physical including pelvic exam, and a non-invasive diagnostic imaging test such as transvaginal ultrasound or pelvic mri.
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