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Endometriosis Health Center

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10 Questions to Ask Doctor About Endometriosis

Since you’ve recently been diagnosed with endometriosis, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. What causes endometriosis?

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Understanding Endometriosis -- Diagnosis and Treatment

Your doctor will ask you questions and do a pelvic exam. But your doctor won't know for sure that it's endometriosis until a surgeon can examine your body internally. The most common procedure to diagnose endometriosis is called laparoscopy. During this surgery a thin, lighted tube is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. Women are usually unconscious when it's done. Many doctors remove a small piece of tissue and test it to confirm the diagnosis of endometriosis.

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2. What can I do to control my endometriosis symptoms?

3. Do I need medicine? How does it work?

4. What are the side effects of medicine for endometriosis?

5. Will endometriosis affect my sex life?

6. How do birth control pills affect endometriosis?

7. Can endometriosis make it harder to have children?

8. If I'm having trouble getting pregnant, could fertility treatments help?

9. Can surgery stop my symptoms? Can surgery help me get pregnant?

9. Can endometriosis go away without drugs or surgery? Will it last my whole life?

10. How often do I need to see a doctor?

WebMD 10 Questions

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on October 17, 2014

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