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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 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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Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

Having laparoscopy to diagnose endometriosi. Polyp in uterus and cervix removed. Ovarian cyst removed. What is my recovery time likely to be. Thank yo?

2 weeks: Usually almost full recovery in 2 weeks. Some people feel great after 5 days. Kind of unpredictable. But most activities can be resumed after about 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How quickly does endometriosis comes back after having laparoscopy?

Varies: Some women experience recurrent symptoms as soon as a few months after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis - some women have recurrent symptoms a few years after treatment and a few women never have significant symptoms again. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

How long should I wait to return to work after a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

Depends: Some can return as early as the next day, but most will wait for at least 2 to 3 days before returning to work. I have my patient not lift anything above 10# nor do any abdominal exercises for 7 days to allow the stitches to heal. ...Read more

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Can we travel in flight 2 days after endometriosis laparoscopy? 2 hours flight

Can we travel in flight 2 days after endometriosis  laparoscopy? 2 hours flight

Yes: You should be able to travel and fly. Avoid heavy lifting. Take pain meds as needed for relief. Otherwise, you should be fine. Best wishes and safe travels Dr M ...Read more

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How long need I wait to return to work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis?

A few days: Clearly, it depends on your job--but most people are able to return to work in a few days after laparoscopy for endometriosis-unless the surgery was unusual in some way. ...Read more

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How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis ?

How much time do I have to take off from work after having a laparoscopy for endometriosis ?

A few days: I allow patients to return to work in 2-3 days if their jobs aren't physically demanding. For extensive surgery like laps/myomectomy longer may be advisable. Most patients feel good quickly, although minor aches and pains may continue. Surgeons, myself included, are opinionated: you need to ask yours what he/she prefers. ...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