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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can endometriosis get worse after a laparoscopy ? i had a lap for endometriosis in june 2017 because of pain every month.dr said she found some endo behind my bladder but not alot. ever since the lap the pains just seem to get worse with every cycle

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Endometriosis: Endometriosis is not diagnosed by laparoscopy in many cases. "Seeing" the implants is dependent on "looking" at the right time of the cycle, which is when menses are concurrent. Consult your gyn provider about oral bcp, which will significantly decrease your symptoms, while preserving your fertility options, which diminish considerably if the disease is not treated.
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