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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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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 there any other way to remove or minimise polycystic ovary without surgery?

Is there any other way to remove or minimise polycystic ovary without surgery?

Nutrition...: I'd advise talking with a nutritionist or bariatrician and ask about metabolic syndrome and hyperinsulinemia and its effect on pcos.... Metformin is a medication that may help Insulin levels too... Md evaluation would be indicated! ...Read more

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Are there any procedures besides a colonoscopy that can be done to discover problems with bowels?

Are there any procedures besides a colonoscopy that can be done to discover problems with bowels?

Depends: Depending on your symptoms there are a few other options. In the end, however - if they find something you will likely still need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for endometriosis without getting an operation?

No: There is no cure for endometriosis. And even surgery, even a hysterectomy, cannot cure endometriosis. Sometimes it is not even visible but is still present. The most powerful medicine to suppress endometriosis is lupron (leuprolide). ...Read more

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Can there be a way of getting less sleep without any medical/general problems?

Can there be a way of getting less sleep without any medical/general problems?

No: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown. It may be that you have a sleep disorder preventing this level of sleep. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Are there any tests that can diagnose a ventral hernia?

Yes: The best test to diagnose a ventral hernia is a physical exam by a hernia surgeon. Rarely, physical examination may be difficult; a cat scan of the abdomen can be helpful in those circumstances. ...Read more

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Are there any surgeries or procedures that can be performed to remove cysts with pcos to increase fertility?

Are there any surgeries or procedures that can be performed to remove cysts with pcos to increase fertility?

Ovarian drilling: This is not a common procedure, as most doctors prefer to treat pcos with medications, diet, exercise, supplements, and even acupuncture. However, laparoscopic ovarian drilling can provide temporary cycle regularity, and improve fertility. There is some risk, however, that the procedure can shorten the normal life of the ovary and reduce fertility in the distant future. ...Read more

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Can there be any way i can get birth control without a pelvic exam?

Can there be any way i can get birth control without a pelvic exam?

Depends on the docto: If you are not having pain, have regular periods, then you may not 'need' to have a pelvic exam in my opinion. Screening for sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea/chlamydia) is usually recommended for young, sexually active women, but this could be done with a urine sample. Really, it will depend on the doctors personal opinion and preference. ...Read more

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Can a PET-CT determine whether or not cancer is present in the body? Are there any other conditions these tests can diagnose?

Can a PET-CT determine whether or not cancer is present in the body? Are there any other conditions these tests can diagnose?

Not always: Scans pick up masses -- cancers that have reached a volume of billions of cells. Scans pick up a huge variety of non-malignant lesions, and many cancers, but other tests -- mammograms, routine blood work, pap smears, more -- are also part of routine cancer surveillance. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to colonoscopies to diagnose GI problems?

Are there any alternatives to colonoscopies to diagnose GI problems?

Yes, but...: There are alternatives to the colonoscopy, such at ct colonography, which utilizes a ct scan to look at your colon. However, for GI problems, depending on symptomatology, one might need an upper endoscopy, upper GI study with small bowel follow through, pill endoscopy, or transit time studies. Make sure you are evaluated by your physician who can help you decide which test would be best. ...Read more

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Is there any way of knowing you have uterine fibroids?

Is there any way of knowing you have uterine fibroids?

Yes: Pelvic exam and ultrasound are the best ways to determine if you have fibroids. Some fibroids are asymptomatic and are usually found when an ultrasound is performed for other reasons (ie, pregnancy). Unless you are experiencing any symptoms from fibroids, such as heavy bleeding or pelvic pain, there is no benefit to screen for fibroids alone. ...Read more

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Is there any other way to treat ovaran cysts other then birthcontrol? Im 23

Is there any other way to treat ovaran cysts other then birthcontrol? Im 23

Yes: Ovarian cysts are normal to have; it's one of these cysts that will rupture to release an egg which is called ovulation. We get concerned if you have too many, too little or if they're solid depending on pt's age. If you are are 23, birth control pills are best, unless they are large or cause significant pain, which in that case, laparoscopic surgery is an option. ...Read more

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Can there be another way to enhance breast size without any medical surgery?

Can there be another way to enhance breast size without any medical surgery?

Surgery: The only proven reliable method that is permanent is surgery - either with implants or fat transfer. There are no creams, pills, exercises or other methods that work reliably. ...Read more

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Are there any simple ways to tell if somebody has a risk for stroke?

Are there any simple ways to tell if somebody has a risk for stroke?

Medical history: Yes, if someone has a history of diabetes, hypertension or prior strokes/tia's, they carry an increased risk of having a future stroke. Additionally, atrial fibrillation or a history of abnormal blood clotting are risk factors for stroke. ...Read more

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I'm trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer. There are some overlapping symptoms.

I'm trying to determine if I have symptoms of endometriosis, or endometrial cancer.  There are some overlapping symptoms.

No telling: If you have symptoms that suggest endometrial cancer to you, even a physician will probably not be able to make the call without imaging and perhaps a biopsy. Your life is too valuable for guesswork. Please get seen. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways that can help treat a uti?

Are there any natural ways that can help treat a uti?

Yes: Thenatural way to cure a UTI isto take a natural antibiotic to which the infecting bacteria is susceptible. 3-5 days treatment will cure a bladder infection, 7-14 days for a kidney infection. Other natural treatments will fail. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to conceive a boy?

Are there any ways to conceive a boy?

Yes: They are some fertility methods that affect that. There are certain techniques with insemination that increase the chances of a particular sex. Also with ivf and genetic testing there are ways as well. But both require a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Since there are things that can be done for endometriosis, but what about crohn's?

Since there are things that can be done for endometriosis, but what about crohn's?

Complicated: Endometriosis and crohn's disease are very different problems: endometriosis is due to cells from the lining of the uterus that usually pass out the vagina during menses instead going backwards into the abdomen and growing there. Crohn's disease is an immune system problem where in patient's own immune system attacks the intestine. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the 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