Diagnostic Laparoscopy for Infertility
Laparoscopy is performed for diagnostic purposes to identify ovarian follicles and surface irregularities suggesting normal ovulation. The finding of a follicular cyst on the ovary or corpus luteum is suggestive of ovulation. The presence of multiple small follicles is usually diagnostic for polycystic ovarian disease.
The procedure provides excellent diagnostic capabilities to evaluate the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries and pelvic surfaces. The primary diagnoses are tubal occlusion, adhesions, endometriosis, fibroids, congenital anomalies, and polycystic ovarian disease. Other Intra-abdominal organs can also be evaluated. The major advantages of laparoscopy are its accuracy in diagnosing infertility conditions and its therapeutic potential.
Frequently Asked Questions
An average of 40-60 minutes is enough to undergo diagnostic laparoscopy.
If the results of other tests aren’t satisfactory and if the physician aims at understanding the physical aspects of organs better, then the laparoscopic diagnosis is advised.
The procedure is small and easy. This only requires small incisions on the lower part of the abdomen.