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I might have endometriosis. Will I have diagnosis if a pelvic laparoscopy?

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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Only way to confirm

Visualization via laparoscopy is actually the only way to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis.
Ideally this will be accompanied by excision - that is, the "cutting out" - of the abnormal tissue for confirmation by the pathologist.

In brief: Only way to confirm

Visualization via laparoscopy is actually the only way to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis.
Ideally this will be accompanied by excision - that is, the "cutting out" - of the abnormal tissue for confirmation by the pathologist.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Dr. Hugo Ribot
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Surgery is the only way to make a diagnosis so either way you will know.
Your doctor can take biopsies to confirm anything suspicious.

In brief: Yes

Surgery is the only way to make a diagnosis so either way you will know.
Your doctor can take biopsies to confirm anything suspicious.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Pelvic laparoscopy is appropriate to diagnose and treat endometriosis.

In brief: Yes

Pelvic laparoscopy is appropriate to diagnose and treat endometriosis.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Unless you don't have it .
The magnification provided by laparoscopy can show even small changes. Sampling and excision of the suspicious lesions can be done at that time. Good luck !

In brief: Yes

Unless you don't have it .
The magnification provided by laparoscopy can show even small changes. Sampling and excision of the suspicious lesions can be done at that time. Good luck !
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Yes

You will have a diagnosis of endometriosis or not if surgery is done by an experience laparoscopic surgeon.

In brief: Yes

You will have a diagnosis of endometriosis or not if surgery is done by an experience laparoscopic surgeon.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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