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What Happens If I Don't Have a Laparoscopy for Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Even if your doctor recommends laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain, it is always your choice whether or not to have the procedure. However, it is important to understand the possible results of that decision.
Although it's impossible to predict the outcome of your specific situation, your current symptoms could stay the same, or even worsen, without laparoscopy.
If you decline the surgery, your doctor can provide you with alternatives to laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain, such as medicine and therapy, based on your condition, other tests, and observations. With certain pelvic structure problems, however, medication cannot keep your condition from getting worse.
Of course, the final decision rests with you, but you should discuss your concerns relating to this decision with your doctor. The two of you can then come up with a treatment method that is comfortable for you.
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