Sometimes when it comes to pain in the body, you never know what the true cause is at first. You can look online and see if your symptoms coincide with certain medical issues on the internet, but self-diagnosis isn’t always accurate. Many symptoms mirror many different medical conditions. Then when visiting the doctor, there are times when you won’t be given the answer right away to what’s wrong with you simply because they can’t see it. Doctors will ask you about your medical history, family history and more, but some issues need more assistance than just knowing their history and symptoms. That’s where X-rays and scans come in to dive deeper into what might be wrong, but what happens when those don’t work either? What do you do then? Fortunately, there is a procedure that can possibly help you get the answers you need.
What Is Laparoscopy?
Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to check the organs in your body’s abdomen as well as a woman’s pelvic organs. Doctors usually recommend this procedure when X-rays and CT scans aren’t clear enough.
How it works goes like this: a thin lighted tube with a video camera attached to it called a laparoscope is put into the belly through a tiny incision inside of the abdomen, the video camera will show pictures and videos of what the inside of your body in this region looks like.
This helps doctors narrow down the options to determine what the pain you’re feeling might be.
The procedure is usually used to check for belly pain, infections, bleeding in the belly, tumors and more.
When being done by a gynecologist, laparoscopies are used to check for fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic problems and more.
A laparoscopy can also be used for biopsies, removing organs and to see if there are any abdominal issues as well.
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