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How is endometriosis diagnosed?

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If you have symptoms, call your gynecologist. You may get tests including:

A pelvic exam. Your doctor will feel for cysts or scar tissue.

An ultrasound. Ultrasound doesn’t always show endometriosis, but it is good at finding ovarian cysts, which are common in women with the condition.

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).

Laparoscopy. Your doctor will make a small cut near your bellybutton and put a thin tool called a laparoscope through it to check for any signs of endometriosis.

If you do find out that you have endometriosis, the sooner you get diagnosed, the sooner your doctor can help you make a plan to manage your symptoms.

From: How Do I Know if I Have Endometriosis? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 08, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 11/08/2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis Overview.”

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health: “What is Endometriosis?” “Symptoms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis Symptoms and Causes.”

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Endometriosis.”

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology : “Invasive and Noninvasive Methods for the Diagnosis of Endometriosis.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 08, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis Overview.”

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health: “What is Endometriosis?” “Symptoms.”

Mayo Clinic: “Endometriosis Symptoms and Causes.”

Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: “Endometriosis.”

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology : “Invasive and Noninvasive Methods for the Diagnosis of Endometriosis.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on November 08, 2017

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