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Is there a way to test fertility if I have endometriosis?
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: YES!
With endometriosis, we worry about pelvic adhesions (scarring) and surrounding inflammation.
An ultrasound and a hysterosalpingogram can be helpful to see if the tubes are blocked or open and make sure there aren't any ovarian cysts. If there is something abnormal, a laparoscopy can fix these problems!

In brief: YES!
With endometriosis, we worry about pelvic adhesions (scarring) and surrounding inflammation.
An ultrasound and a hysterosalpingogram can be helpful to see if the tubes are blocked or open and make sure there aren't any ovarian cysts. If there is something abnormal, a laparoscopy can fix these problems!
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Sometimes patients with endometriosis can have infertility even if the tubes are open and the ovaries are functioning. Removal of endometriosis implants can have some effectiveness, but in some cases IVF can be required to achieve pregnancy.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine
In brief: Yes - get tested
Some women (not all) with endo.
Have major fertility problems, even in their 20's. It is important to check your egg supply (ovarian reserve) including an ultrasound which will detect endometriosis cysts and check your follicle counts, and amh and FSH blood tests. Hysterosalpingogram (hsg) looks for blocked tubes or scarring around the tubes. Your partner needs a sperm test. See a fertility md.

In brief: Yes - get tested
Some women (not all) with endo.
Have major fertility problems, even in their 20's. It is important to check your egg supply (ovarian reserve) including an ultrasound which will detect endometriosis cysts and check your follicle counts, and amh and FSH blood tests. Hysterosalpingogram (hsg) looks for blocked tubes or scarring around the tubes. Your partner needs a sperm test. See a fertility md.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Laparoscopy is rarely needed in patients trying to conceive, but your individual situation may vary.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Good luck. I hope you have early stage endometriosis and do well. Take the report of your laparoscopy to your new MD.
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