Diagnostic Laparoscopy

What is a Diagnostic Laparoscopy?

A diagnostic laparoscopy is a procedure where a laparoscopy is done to evaluate your pelvis, and to look for diseases or lesions that have not shown up on a scan.

For infertility patients it is ALWAYS combined with a diagnostic hysteroscopy, and together called a diagnostic hystero-laparoscopy.

When is a Diagnostic Laparoscopy done?

The common reasons your doctor might ask for a diagnostic laparoscopy are:

  • Infertility
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Diagnosis of pelvic tuberculosis
  • Diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy
  • Diagnosis of pelvic infections
  • Diagnosis and spread of tumours