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I was diagnosed as having stage III endometriosis at the time of laparoscopy. What does this mean?

I was diagnosed as having stage III endometriosis at the time of laparoscopy. What does this mean?

Endo stagging: There are 4 stages 1, 2, 3, 4. One being the mildest and 4 the most severe. These stages mostly are use to correlate with the ability of the partient to get pregnant. Stage 3 has high infertility risk and should improve with proper surgical and hormonal treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

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


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Is laparoscopy the only definitive way to diagnose my endometriosis?

Is laparoscopy the only definitive way to diagnose my endometriosis?

Yes: All other tests and ultrasounds are not diagnostic , just suggestive of this condition. Taking suspicious tissue from the pelvic organ is it. Laparoscopy makes this possible with very little pain or bleeding. ...Read more

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2 weeks post-lap for endometriosis. How much pain should I be having? Can adenomyosis be diagnosed in a laparoscopy?

2 weeks post-lap for endometriosis. How much pain should I be having? Can adenomyosis be diagnosed in a laparoscopy?

No pain: 2 weeks after a laparoscopy there should be no pain; however, individual tolerance to pain varies widely. Adenomyosis is inside the uterus and cannot be detected by laparoscopy but sometimes by ultrasound or MRI. ...Read more

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Do you recommend laparoscopy in patients with suspected endometriosis even if they are not interested in their future fertility?

Do you recommend laparoscopy in patients with suspected endometriosis even if they are not interested in their future fertility?

Yes: If the patient is having pain and this pain is interfereing with her quality of life, laparoscopy is necessary to diagnose and treat the disease. On the other hand if the patient is able to carry a regular life then laparoscopy may not be necessary. ...Read more

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Without a laparoscopy are there any other ways to diagnose endometriosis?

Without a laparoscopy are there any other ways to diagnose endometriosis?

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 more

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How long after endometriosis laparoscopy can I fly?

How long after endometriosis laparoscopy can I fly?

Depends : This day and age, most anesthetist do not use nitrous, so u can technically fly next day. Waiting a wk is a good idea so that ur comfortable. ...Read more

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Can bladder endometriosis be picked up in a laparoscopy?

Can bladder endometriosis be picked up in a laparoscopy?

Yes and no: If bladder endometriosis is on the tissue that covers the bladder, it could be seen with laparoscopy. If it is in the bladder itself, it may take cystoscopy (looking inside the bladder) to see this. ...Read more

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What do they do during laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis?

Steps: anesthesia, small port openings, introduce carbon dioxide to allow exposure, introduce devices to view and work, visualize abnormalities, cauterize, remove, drain, Lyse adhesions, remove cysts are all possibilities, then close port sites ...Read more

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I'm in extreme pain day after laparoscopy for endometriosis. Is this normal?

I'm in extreme pain day after laparoscopy for endometriosis. Is this normal?

No please call: Your surgeon to discuss, it is normal to have some pain but it should not be extreme, there may or may not be a problem that needs to be addressed this evening, please all your doc now. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to wet the bed after a diagnostic laparoscopy for endometriosis?

Not really...: Leakage of urine after surgery could be related to many different issues. Some women experience a slow return to normal bladder function after surgery and anesthesia. This usually resolves within 24 hours. However, persistence of urinary problems after surgery should be addressed immediately as they could signal a bigger problem such as infection or trauma to the bladder. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

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


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more