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

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Definitely !

Endometriosis can cause distortion and adhesions in the pelvis resulting in pain with intercourse, voiding and bowel movements.
If found, you have confirmed the diagnosis and can remove it at the time of laparoscopy.

In brief: Definitely !

Endometriosis can cause distortion and adhesions in the pelvis resulting in pain with intercourse, voiding and bowel movements.
If found, you have confirmed the diagnosis and can remove it at the time of laparoscopy.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Endometriosis can cause other significant problems aside from infertility.
Performing laparoscopy can establish the diagnosis so you can be treated appropriately. Of course, any decision for surgery needs to be individualized and after discussion with your surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Endometriosis can cause other significant problems aside from infertility.
Performing laparoscopy can establish the diagnosis so you can be treated appropriately. Of course, any decision for surgery needs to be individualized and after discussion with your surgeon.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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