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Hi everyone, my GP recently referred me to a gynaecologist as he thinks my symptoms point to endometriosis. I had my appointment and I was told a laparoscopy doesn't always detect endo and said the best option is for me to have 6 months of Prostap injections to put me in a temporary menopause. I've been told and also read that a laparoscopy is the only way to diagnose. What are your opinions?

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I would push for a lap as it may not always be endo. I had a lap for seeing if i had endo 10 days ago and turns out i didnt but i have pelvic congestion instead which they could detect from doing the lap x

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Thanks danijonez, I rang my gp but all she said was I can't give you any advice as it's not my area of expertise. I'll try and see another gp at the practice x

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Hi Wench80,

Welcome to the site!

At the moment a laparoscopy is the only way to diagnose endometriosis.

If you have not already done so, please have a look at the Endometriosis UK website - it has lots of information which you might find helpful, including the 2 factsheets I've linked below "Getting Diagnosed" and "Laparoscopic Surgery".

endometriosis-uk.org/sites/...

endometriosis-uk.org/sites/...

Take care!

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Thank you RicEndoUK. I'll have a read of the info you've linked.

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I don’t know all of your symptoms and I’m still on the same journey waiting to be diagnosed with a lap too, but the prostap injections seem abit drastic for a first option? I’d def push for a lap and try to get a diagnosis before I go down that route, although some days id agree to just about anything to take this nightmare away! Good luck x

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