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Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain Indications

Chronic pelvic pain is a primary indication for laparoscopy. With this procedure, the cause of the pain can often be diagnosed and treated. Possible causes include endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, and fibroids. While a laparoscopy may not be able to diagnose every kind of problem that causes chronic pelvic pain, it is a less invasive procedure that usually involves a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery times.

Indications of Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Overview

Based on your past medical history, physical exam, and current symptoms, your doctor may have recommended a procedure called laparoscopy to help diagnose and possibly treat your chronic pelvic pain.
 
The diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain is made when you have either recurring or constant pelvic pain for more than six months. As this pain continues, it can affect your mood, physical activity, and overall quality of life. Common causes of chronic pelvic pain include:
 
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic adhesions.
     
Laparoscopy can be used as a tool for diagnosing medical conditions, such as chronic pelvic pain, by looking inside the abdomen. This technique offers many advantages over traditional surgery. With laparoscopy, people usually have shorter hospital stays and quicker recovery times because it is a simpler, less invasive procedure.
 
However, a laparoscopy may not provide answers for all possible causes of chronic pelvic pain. Some of these other causes can include problems with your:
 
  • Bones and muscles
  • Nervous system
  • Stomach and intestines
  • Urinary system.
 
Your doctor can explain these to you in detail if your symptoms and exam findings suggest that one of these may be causing your pain.
 
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