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How can laparoscopy help with treating endometriosis?

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Doctors can use laparoscopy to diagnose and help remove endometriosis and any scar tissue. It's done with a thin instrument called a laparoscope. It has a light attached to it, along with a lens that lets your doctor see inside your pelvic area to look for endometriosis.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis -- Treatment.”

National Institutes of Health: “What are the treatments for endometriosis?”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Endometriosis (Beyond the Basics).”

Endometriosis.org: “Surgery,” “Laparoscopy: Before and after tips,” “Hysterectomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Exploratory Laparotomy.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis -- Treatment.”

National Institutes of Health: “What are the treatments for endometriosis?”

UpToDate: “Patient education: Endometriosis (Beyond the Basics).”

Endometriosis.org: “Surgery,” “Laparoscopy: Before and after tips,” “Hysterectomy.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Surgical Treatment for Endometriosis.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Exploratory Laparotomy.”

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on October 09, 2018

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