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What is the test for endometriosis?

My girlfriend, who is 44 and never had kids, has very severe pain and cramps during her period. Her gynaecologist just gives her pain killers. What tests should she do to figure out if she has ...
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Why do endometriosis lesions look white?

I recently started reading about thoracic endometriosis and discovered a number of very clear, interesting images. See, e.g., https://www.drseckin.com/thoracic-endometriosis-syndrome-endometriosis-of-...
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Are PCOS & endometriosis linked? How to know if menstrual pain is atypical to warrant testing?

I was diagnosed with PCOS about 5 years ago and take Metformin for it (although the symptoms are still at large). But lately, despite taking birth control, my period causes me an immense amount of ...
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OBGYN wants to insert IUD (Mirena) to treat my painful periods, but should I be worried by all the recent lawsuits?

My OBGYN could not officially diagnosis me with endometriosis without performing a laparoscopy (a surgery), and he wants to avoid that at all cost, and he says, even if I had endometriosis, the ...
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Are elevated platelet levels (yet, still anemic) a symptom of endometriosis? Connection?

for about two years now, my platelet levels have been consistently elevated; not off the charts or anything to be overly alarming, but consistently coming in at about 500. And oddly enough, I'm ...