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Reasons for Pelvic Laparoscopy

You are having a pelvic laparoscopy. This allows your doctor a direct view of the reproductive organs. He or she can see what's causing problems. Problems may include pain, bleeding, or trouble getting pregnant. Treatment may happen as part of the same surgery. It depends on the cause of the problem. Talk with your doctor about this before surgery. Conditions often diagnosed and treated by laparoscopy are shown below.

 

  • Tubal pregnancy. This occurs when an embryo implants in a fallopian tube. Untreated, the tube can rupture and bleed.

  • A fibroid (lump of uterine muscle tissue). This can cause pain and bleeding.

  • Endometriosis (growth of uterine lining tissue outside the uterus). This can lead to pain, bleeding, and trouble getting pregnant.

  • A cyst (fluid-filled sac) or tumor (abnormal growth). These can form on the ovary. They can cause pain and other health problems.

  • Adhesions (scar tissue). These can cause pain and trouble getting pregnant.

  • A blocked or damaged fallopian tube. This can cause trouble getting pregnant.