How is endometriosis diagnosed?

Dr. Heather Hilkowitz talks about diagnosing endometriosis. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


Consult a physician if you have symptoms of endometriosis. After a physical exam, your doctor may recommend a laparoscopy to diagnose your condition, according to the American Association of Family PhysiciansOff Site Icon. Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that allows the physician to see inside the uterus using a small camera attached to a probe, according to the AAFP.

There are other diagnostic methods your doctor may suggest, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s HealthOff Site Icon. These diagnostics include:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Hormonal treatment
  • Imaging tests

Talk to your doctor about diagnosing endometriosis.

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