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Diagnosis of Endometriosis

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Updated: 7-March-2023

Diagnosis of Endometriosis

See a doctor if you have any typical symptoms of endometriosis regardless of age. It is not uncommon to diagnose girls as young as 12 with endometriosis.

It is important to find a doctor experienced with endometriosis and similar conditions to minimise a possible delay in diagnosis and self-doubts.

Dismissal of symptoms by doctors contributes to reduced self-esteem and depression.
Source: Bontempo A C, et al. (2021)

The doctor will then talk through your symptoms and signs before recommending some of the following tests for a clinical diagnosis:

  • Pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Laparoscopy

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