Friday, August 21, 2009

Surgery No Longer Needed to Diagnose Endometriosis

Endometriosis, a condition of the uterus linked to infertility and painful periods, up to now has been diagnosed in patients by conducting a surgery called laparoscopy. Laparoscopy is a procedure where a telescope lens is inserted into the body cavity through a small incision.

According to a new study, surgery is no longer needed to diagnose the condition. A new quick test has been developed that works just as well as the surgery. The new test involves taking a small tissue sample from the uterine lining.

This is positive news. The new test is not only less evasive, but it will shorten the length of time in diagnosing the condition.

To read the full story, visit: AFP

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