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Laparoscopy Endometriosis Chronic Pelvic Disease
Before I had my laparoscopy, I was told I might have endometriosis or a chronic case of pelvic inflammatory disease. How are these different?
Only 1 is infectious: Pelvic inflammatory disease is infection that can cause pain, scarring and "adhesions" from the pus which is collected bacteria and white blood cells. Treatment requires antibiotics to kill the bacteria. Even after the infection is gone however, scar tissue may remain. Endometriosis is misplaced tissue from the lining of the uterus, that settles elsewhere and bleeds at the time of the period. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Laparoscopy is also known as Laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more
How do I convince my doc to do a laparoscopy when I have suspected endometriosis & chronic mod/severe abdo/pelvic pain?
Discuss: Discuss the reasons why with your obgyn. Typically, if a surgeon doesn't want to operate on you there is a very good reason. The doctor-patient relationship is a special thing, one trying to "convince" the other of something is not usually a good thing. If you are not satisfied with the explanation- get a 2nd opinion. A competent doctor is never offended by a second opinion. ...Read more
I have a question regarding my recent diagnosis of endometriosis. If after a laparoscopy to remove the lesions, should I still have severe pelvic pain?
I had diagnostic laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain. M doctor didn't find any endometriosis. Does this mean I don't have it and something else is up?
Pelvic pain: Endometriosis is one of many causes of pelvic pain which can be assessed by Laparoscopy. However, Endometriosis can have atypical appearances during surgery that are not the textbook powder burn lesions. Assuming your MD surgeon is experienced in these atypical Endometriosis patterns then your don't have the disease and may need additional evaluation for other causes for pelvic pain. ...Read more
If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio
Hmmm, this can be : A tough one. Painful , heavy menses can be remedied with a trial of birth control pills or other forms of hormonal suppression depending on your medical history, etc. Might be best to try this before pursuing laparoscopy. Okay to ask your doctor about their opinion on surgery. Answer will depend on your particular situation. Don't be afraid to bring it up and one can also seek a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can endometriosis cause pelvic pain outside of menstruation? My dr says no, but wants to do a laproscopy. What are the risks of this kind of surgery?
Info: Yes there can be pain, but it is usually much worse during menstruation, a laparoscopy is the usual way to DX this and it is almost always safe - but it there is a problem (rare) it can be very serious. Read this info and then talk more w/ your doctor. It should be a good procedure for you. Best! http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had laproscopy for endometriosis 11/12/13. Still having exact same pelvic, hip and back pain i did prior to surgery. Why would this be?
Doesn't always work: Hopefully your doctor shared with you that surgery for endometriosis is not always effective. I quote my patients a success rate of surgery somewhere between 60-75%. That is 60-75% of women will have a pain free interval of 1-2 years following surgery. Sadly, endometrisois can be very very difficult to treat. I'm so sorry that you are still in pain. Consider discussing with your doctor option. ...Read more
Can endometriosis be given as a diagnosis without having a laparoscopy? If everything else has been eliminated.
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