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Endometriosis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

Diagnosis of endometriosis begins with a medical history and physical exam, including a pelvic exam. A laparoscopy may be done to confirm the diagnosis. A small incision is made, and a lighted tube is inserted into the pelvis. The healthcare provider looks for abnormal cells and other abnormalities. If the endometriosis is severe, an exploratory laparotomy may be done. This involves a larger incision in the abdomen. The provider can then use tiny surgical tools to identify problems.

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Endometriosis: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Eva Martin, MD
Reviewer: Barbara Mallari, RN, BSN, PHN
Date Reviewed: 06/04/01

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