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How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Endometriosis can be very difficult to diagnose. A doctor will usually begin with collecting a medical history, performing a physical examination and conducting some diagnostic tests to rule out other conditions that could be contributing to the symptoms. For a final diagnosis, the pelvis and abdomen may need to be seen directly through a minor surgical procedure called a laparoscopy, in which an instrument with a video camera is used to examine the pelvic organs.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)


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