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Can A Regular Pelvic Exam Rule Out Endometriosis
Physical exam involving examination of the outside of the female genitalia (vulva), the inside (vagina) , as well as an examination of the cervix, uterus, tubes, ovaries, and tissue around the uterus (parametria). A bimanual exam then involves 2 fingers in the vagina with the other hand on the abdomen. A rectovaginal exam is one finger inthe vagina, one finger in the rectum with ...Read more
Endo: The gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis is laparoscopy. On a personal note in the prescence of pain with menses and significant pain when I do my exam and stretch the uterosacral ligaments, i find endo at the time of laparoscopy about 90% of the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a pelvic exam to help diagnose a cyst on my left ovary and am still in pain 20 hours later. I may have endometriosis according to my new dr?
YES Endometriosis: Endometriosis usually causes chronic pelvic pain and may cause a 'cyst' . Pelvic pain with intercourse, bm, and urination commonly occurs and symptoms may be worse during periods. Periods can become heavy with bleeding in between. P.I. D. Needs to be ruled out but a laparoscopy ('scope in the belly') is the best test to get a diagnosis. Your gyn will get you the right meds hope you are better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Painful periods that have gotten worse over six months, painful sex and nodules/graininess felt on pelvic exam. Does this sound like endometriosis ??
I have been having a problem with constant bleeding and stomach pain. they put me on birth control it lessened it until recently. my doc did a pelvic exam and an ulrasound but nothing came up. What is Endometriosis and could it be a cause? my aunt had it.
Maybe pain: Endometriosis is a pelvic peritoneal disease in women; often associated with pelvic pain and sometimes with infertility. It is definitely not a cause of dysfunctional bleeding though, so you "may" have more than one condition going on. You need to work with your doctor to take the diagnosis another step. Good wishes. ...Read more
Endometriosis: Not typically.Get a more detailed answer ›