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A 32-year-old member asked:

what to expect when i get my ultrasound for endometriosis?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Endometriosis: The ultrasound should let you know if you have a endometrioma (cyst from endometriosis) in your ovary. It won't help if you have scar tissue or other types of endometriosis. Those can only be identified surgically.
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
I agree! Ultrasound has very limited use in diagnosing endometriosis. If your painful periods are not relieved with 400-600mg of ibuprofen
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Jose Bolanos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You probably have Endo which should be treated with laparoscopy, ARGON Beam Coagulation and Zoladex for 3 months.
Apr 7, 2013

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A 21-year-old member asked:

Will an ultrasound help my doctor diagnose endometriosis?

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Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Maybe: Ultrasound can diagnose endometriosis only rarely. Usually the implants are too small to show up. Sometimes, a particular implant is either big enough or located in a spot that is well seen on the scan.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

Does endometriosis show up on an ultrasound?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Not usually: Most endometriosis can be diagnosed only be visual inspection, perhaps with a biopsy to confirm it. Endometriomas which are endometriosis cysts can be seen on ultrasound but usually indicate more advanced disease.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Can someone tell me how to prepare for an ultrasound for endometriosis?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Ultrasound: You don't need any special preparation. If they are going to do a transabdominal scan alone or in addition to transvaginal, they might want you to arrive with your bladder full.

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