Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain
Endometriosis Signs & Symptoms
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Painful menstruation
- Pain during intercourse
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Painful urination
- Painful bowel movements
Endometriosis Cures Begin With Detection
Endometriosis is usually confirmed by a laparoscopy. This is a small operation that involves making a small cut, under anesthesia, in the abdominal wall below the belly button. A thin, telescope-like instrument (a laparoscope) is pushed through the skin to look inside. Patches of endometriosis can be seen by the doctor. Sometimes a laparoscopy endometriosis operation includes removal of some of the larger patches of endometriosis.
There are various techniques that can be used. Most commonly, a thin telescope-like instrument (a laparoscope) is pushed through a small cut in the abdomen. The surgeon then uses the laparoscope to see inside the abdomen and to direct heat, laser, or a beam of special helium gas to destroy patches of endometriosis. Cysts can also be removed via this kind of ‘laparoscopic surgery’ (keyhole surgery). Sometimes a more traditional operation is done with a larger cut to the abdomen to remove larger patches or cysts.
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