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What is a diagnostic laparoscopy for endometriosis?

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During a diagnostic laparoscopy, your doctor will inflate your abdomen with gas and make a small cut to insert the laparoscope. This is the most reliable way to diagnose the condition. Your doctor may remove a small sample of tissue during the procedure to confirm the diagnosis.

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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