Below are some common gynaecological conditions
Why is laparoscopy performed?
Laparoscopy is often used to identify and diagnose the source of pelvic or abdominal pain. It’s usually performed when noninvasive methods are unable to help with diagnosis.
- ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the body
- CT scan, which is a series of special X-rays that take cross-sectional images of the body
- MRI scan, which uses magnets and radio waves to produce images of the body
What is it used for?
- Fibroids, growths that form inside or outside the uterus. Most fibroids are noncancerous.
- Ovarian cysts, fluid-filled sacs that form inside or on the surface of an ovary.
- Endometriosis, a condition in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it.
- Pelvic prolapse, a condition in which the reproductive organs drop into or out of the vagina.