Providing the most accurate information possible is a critical step in allowing your provider to understand what’s going on with your body. A medical history contains information on an individual’s past health-related events, such as any previous medical conditions, procedures, or history of any conditions running in their family. A symptom history focuses on the issues an individual is struggling with in the present, or recent past, that may shed light on any underlying, larger issues.
A pelvic exam generally lasts a few minutes in length, and is a comprehensive evaluation of your reproductive system.
After taking your medical and symptom history, and after performing a pelvic exam, your provider may recommend imaging. Imaging exams, such as ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans are used to take pictures of the inside of your body.
An individual will receive a definitive diagnosis of endometriosis following a laparoscopy.