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How do I convince my doc to do a laparoscopy when I have suspected endometriosis & chronic mod/severe abdo/pelvic pain?

Discuss. Discuss the reasons why with your obgyn. Typically, if a surgeon doesn't want to operate on you there is a very good reason. The doctor-patient relationship is a special thing, one trying to "convince" the other of something is not usually a good thing. If you are not satisfied with the explanation- get a 2nd opinion. A competent doctor is never offended by a second opinion. Read more...

I had diagnostic laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain. M doctor didn't find any endometriosis. Does this mean I don't have it and something else is up?

Pelvic pain. Endometriosis is one of many causes of pelvic pain which can be assessed by Laparoscopy. However, Endometriosis can have atypical appearances during surgery that are not the textbook powder burn lesions. Assuming your MD surgeon is experienced in these atypical Endometriosis patterns then your don't have the disease and may need additional evaluation for other causes for pelvic pain. Read more...