Endometriosis can be complicated to diagnosis. Its symptoms can be similar to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), uterine fibroids, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBD). A proper diagnosis will ensure you get the most
advanced treatment available at The Christ Hospital Health Network, so you can pursue
the things you enjoy.
Diagnosis starts when you see your doctor and describe the symptoms you're experiencing. One or more of these diagnostic tests may be performed:
Laparoscopy—used to look at the female pelvic organs
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)—uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images
Pelvic exam—physical examination of a woman's pelvic organs
Ultrasound—uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from inside of your body
The only definitive diagnosis is via laparoscopy, which
allows for tissue sampling.
you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, your doctor will discuss your
medical and surgical treatment options.
you might have endometriosis? Make an appointment with one of our Women’s Health experts.