16 doctors weighed in:
Without a laparoscopy are there any other ways to diagnose endometriosis?
16 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but not accurate
Laparoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis.
Some endometriomas which is endometriosis inside of the ovaries containing old blood can be seen on ultrasound and mri. Occasionally on physical examination endometriosis can be found behind the uterus and the bladder on palpation.

In brief: Yes but not accurate
Laparoscopy is the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis.
Some endometriomas which is endometriosis inside of the ovaries containing old blood can be seen on ultrasound and mri. Occasionally on physical examination endometriosis can be found behind the uterus and the bladder on palpation.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No !
So far there's no blood test.
Even ultrasound s and MRI imaging is not diagnostic but only can suggest the diagnosis. Laparoscopy gives a visual diagnosis and the opportunity to remove the disease.

In brief: No !
So far there's no blood test.
Even ultrasound s and MRI imaging is not diagnostic but only can suggest the diagnosis. Laparoscopy gives a visual diagnosis and the opportunity to remove the disease.
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Careful exam
A gyn specialist can evaluate you for endometriosis with a careful history and exam. Ultrasound, especially vaginal probe endovaginal ultrasound can tell even more.
Laparoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis and is also an effective way to treat problems at the same time.

In brief: Careful exam
A gyn specialist can evaluate you for endometriosis with a careful history and exam. Ultrasound, especially vaginal probe endovaginal ultrasound can tell even more.
Laparoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis and is also an effective way to treat problems at the same time.
Dr. Michael Swor
Dr. Michael Swor
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not Really
Laparoscopy is the best.
You can assume endometriosis based on symptoms, but you need to see it to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Not Really
Laparoscopy is the best.
You can assume endometriosis based on symptoms, but you need to see it to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Scott Grover
Dr. Scott Grover
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