How do you find out if you have endometriosis?

If you have any of the symptoms mentioned previously, see your physician. You may need to undergo a surgical procedure called a laparoscopy to confirm the diagnosis. In this procedure, a small scope is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen so the physician can look for endometrial implants. Many times, the physician will biopsy these implants in order to confirm the diagnosis. Once the diagnosis is clear, he or she will attempt to remove the implants during this surgery.

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