Gynecologic Health

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about prevention and wellness for women.

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.

Learn more:

Source: Rashmi Bolinjkar, MD, Upper Valley Womens Center; Jeremy Crouch, MD, Womens Health Specialists and Midwives of Dayton; Heather Hilkowitz, MD, Hilltop Obstetrics and Gynecology; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Kathryn Lorenz, MD, Hyatt Family Care; William Rush, MD, Lifestages Samaritan Centers for Women; Jerome Yaklic, MD, Wright State Physicians Obstetrics and Gynecology; Mansi Amin, DO, SureCare Medical Center; Amy Renshaw, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; J. Scott Bembry, Premier OB/GYN; L. William Rettig, III, MD,Lifestages Centers for Women; Elyse Weber, PA, Lifestages Centers for Women; Rhonda Washington, MD, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Stacy Hudepohl, CNM, Center for Womens Health and Wellness; Larry Holland, DO, Premier Womens Center

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