Pregnancy & Laparoscopy

The laparoscopy is a well-established test which examines a number of different elements of the female reproductive system. The laparoscopy will find any scar tissue, obstructions of the fallopian tube, or endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where the lining of the womb, usually referred to as either the uterine or endometrial lining, is found in places it shouldn’t be. The cell of the endometrium can in fact make their way into the ovaries, your fallopian tubes, and even your bladder. This condition can be particularly unpleasant as the cells of the endometrium respond to hormonal cues during the monthly female cycle and bleed during the period. All of these disorders which the test looks for are known causes of fertility trouble.

A laparoscopy is usually suggested if you have had an infection around the pelvis, or if you have had a history of ectopic pregnancies. An ectopic pregnancy is one where an embryo implants anywhere other than the womb, and is sometimes a result of endometriosis as the embryo recognises the endometrial cells and implants and abnormal locations like the fallopian tubes.

The laparoscopy involves a minor surgical opening, called an incision, through which a minute laparoscope is inserted. The laparoscope is a medical imaging tool and allows your doctor to effectively see what’s going on in the reproductive tract.

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