Endometriosis treatment in Hyderabad: Your gynaecologist diagnoses endometriosis and any other condition that can cause pelvic pain based on the symptoms, their severity, location and severity of pain, physical examination and diagnostic tests.
The following tests may help to get some hints of endometriosis:
Pelvic examination: During a typical pelvic examination, your gynaecologist palpates or feels the organs of your pelvis, scars or cysts on the uterus and reproductive organs. However, it is difficult for the doctor to feel abnormalities related to endometriosis, unless there is some form of cyst or tissue growth.
Gynaecologists recommend abdominal ultrasound or transvaginal ultrasound to obtain the images by means of a probe called a transducer which is pressed against your abdomen. Both types of ultrasound may help get the best images of the reproductive organs and also help in identifying cysts associated with endometriosis.
Similarly, an MRI exam that uses magnetic fields and waves also provide detailed images of the internal reproductive organs and tissues in the body. It is also helpful in providing comprehensive details about the size, extent and location of endometrial tissues. It also helps in surgical planning.
When is Laparoscopy recommended?
Sometimes abdominal ultrasound and even MRI cannot confirm the cause of certain gynaecological problems – such as endometriosis – and therefore, gynaecologists recommend laparoscopy.
A gynaecologist or a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in laparoscopic surgery provides the best diagnostic and therapeutic solution for endometriosis. In fact, according to many experts, the best way to deal with endometriosis or the best diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for endometriosis is “Laparoscopy”. It is the best alternative to open surgery as well for several gynaecological health issues.
Advantages of Laparoscopy
Even women who wish to maintain their fertility potential should consider laparoscopic surgery. In a nutshell, laparoscopy is both diagnostic and therapeutic for endometriosis because it requires minimal incisions, shorter operative time and shorter hospital stays. Even the complications after surgery are quite less.
Endometriosis treatment in Hyderabad for restoring fertility: If infertility is due to endometriosis, laparoscopy is the most preferred and recommended diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for the diagnosis and treatment of infertility.
Use of a Laparoscope During Laparoscopy
A laparoscope is a thin, long and sleek instrument – which is mostly tube-like with a high-resolution camera and light.
Laparoscopy is generally performed under general anaesthesia. The procedure is immensely helpful in looking for the signs of endometrial tissues outside the uterus.
The gynaecologist who performs laparoscopy makes three to four small incisions in the abdominal area (near the navel). She inserts the laparoscope and other specialized surgical instruments through them. The surgeon operating on pelvic organs sees the images of the organ on a video monitor. The images come from the camera mounted on the laparoscope.
Laparoscopy is often recommended to identify, diagnose, and treat the source of an abdominal and pelvic issue – mostly gynaecological condition.
Diagnostic laparoscopy and Laparoscopic Surgery for Endometriosis
For the diagnosis of endometriosis, the most preferred diagnostic procedure is laparoscopy. It helps in keenly examining pelvic organs thoroughly and detecting any abnormal growth in the reproductive organs in the pelvic region. It is a minimally invasive, low-risk procedure – which is helpful in real-time viewing of pelvic and reproductive organs inside a woman’s body. A gynaecologist can also collect biopsy samples during the laparoscopic procedure. Your gynaecologist can completely treat endometriosis during laparoscopy itself – which means you will need only one surgery – that’s all. However, your gynaecologist plan surgery based on the symptoms, the severity of the problem and prognosis and prospects of fertility.
When do you need laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis?
Your doctor may recommend surgery for you based on several factors. When you should prefer surgery may also depend on your symptoms, severity of pain, age and overall health. Anyway, you should talk to your gynaecologist if there is a possibility of growth in the pelvic area and its associated reproductive organs and due to which you have difficulty getting pregnant. In addition, you have severe pelvic pain and to get the relief you tried medication – but the symptoms didn’t get under control. In either case, you should consult a specialist doctor for endometriosis treatment.
For the best endometriosis treatment in Hyderabad, book an appointment with Dr Geetha Nagasree.