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How Is Endometriosis Diagnosed
How is endometriosis diagnosed? How do I tell if my symptoms are caused by that or by fibroids? What are treatment options for both?
Surgery: While an elevates ca 125 can be suggestive of endo only surgery can diagnose it. Treatment options include surgery for both. Multiple medical options exist for endometriosis. Since women with endo have a higher risk of ovarian cancer knowing the diagnosis can be helpful long term. ...Read more
An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more
Surgery: A biopsy of endometriosis is the only way to confirm a diagnosis. Almost always that requires a surgery. Based on symptoms there may be a very high suspicion and ultrasound may suggest an endometrioma (endometriosis cyst) but only surgery is diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to have surgery to diagnose and treat endometriosis? I don't really want surgery and all the risks etc
Nope: If you are okay living with the symptoms and the pain, there is no reason to put yourself through surgery. That is your decision. However, there are instances where the diagnosis might be something else, and you should talk to your doctor/surgeon to clarify that possibility and if there are other harms of not getting an operation. ...Read more
Sometimes: The true diagnosis of endometriosis requires a biopsy and a pathologist to confirm the diagnosis. Almost all the time this requires an abdominal procedure, commonly laparoscopy. However, some women may have nodules of endometriosis in the vagina, for instance, that can be biopsied in the office to prove endometriosis. Usually this is a bad prognostic sign. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any other way other them laparoscopic sugery to diagnose endometriosis? Does it go away on its own?
Should a GYN do a biopsy to diagnose endometriosis? My Dr didn't do a biopsy and I'm concerned my symptoms are ovarian cancer.
Clarify plan: In order to do a biopsy to confirm Endometriosis your doctor will need to perform a surgery to allow entry into your abdominal cavity. This is called a laparoscopy. An endometrial biopsy can be done in the office but this samples the lining of the uterus and is not form endometriosis. If you are concerned about ovarian cancer then please see an Obgyn to clarify the symptoms and the evaluation plan ...Read more
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