How does a doctor know that my daughter has endometriosis?
There are no x-rays or blood tests to diagnose endometriosis. The only 100 percent way to be certain of the condition is to have a procedure called a laparoscopy. This surgical procedure allows a doctor to look at the pelvic organs with a tiny camera.
Other tests that your physician may order before the laparoscopy include:
- blood tests or vaginal cultures (to check for infection)
- a pelvic ultrasound or MRI (to rule out other conditions)