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Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Possible Problems

No procedure is ever completely free of risks; however, laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain has been performed for many years, with successful results and limited complications. If problems do occur, they may include:
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Complications from the air placed in the abdomen, such as air going into a blood vessel or the space outside the lung
  • Blood clots
  • Nerve injury
  • Reactions to medication or anesthesia
  • Other rare and unlikely events.
(Click Laparoscopy Problems for more information.)

Alternatives to Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Several tests are available to diagnose or look for possible causes of chronic pelvic pain. There are also a couple of chronic pelvic pain treatment options. The choice of which and how many tests to perform and/or treatment options depend on your history of problems and your current symptoms.

Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain: Final Thoughts

Chronic pelvic pain can be a puzzling and frustrating medical condition. It often results in pain that is long-lasting and disabling, affecting your mood as well as your physical activities. Laparoscopy can help diagnose and treat several gynecological problems that may produce symptoms of chronic pelvic pain. It is an effective and safe alternative to open abdominal surgery.
As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and possible complications. However, overall, laparoscopy is a safe and well-proven procedure in diagnosing and/or treating gynecological problems.
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