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Gynecology

Endometriosis

04/20/2010

Question:

I have a family history of endometriosis. I have been on birth control for 2 years because my doctors thought I might have it. The birth control helped my symptoms a little bit, but I still had problems, so they did Laproscopy to find out if I had it or not. The surgery photos showed nothing and my doctor said that it could be deep in the tissues. Is that possible? Can I have it and it not be found?

Answer:

Endometriosis is usually visible at the time of surgery. If there are any areas that appear abnormal, the doctor would have done a biopsy to know for sure.

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Response by:

Lisa M Keder, MD, MPH Lisa M Keder, MD, MPH
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University