Certified Medical Magazine by WMA, ACSA, HON
FAQs
0
Menu

Do diagnostic tests for endometriosis hurt?

By Sara Salgado.
Last Update: 12/21/2016

The only test that can hurt is laparoscopy, which is a surgical procedure. General anesthesia is used, so the patient will be sedated during the procedure and will not notice anything, but when the anesthesia wears off you may notice pain, so you may need analgesics.

The pain usually derives from the distension of the abdomen with gas, which may have irritated some nerve. This distension is necessary to lift the abdominal wall so that the surgeon can work. The pain disappears in a few hours or at most 2-3 days.

 Sara Salgado
Sara Salgado
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).
We use own cookies and third party cookies to offer you personalized ads and gather statistical data. If you continue the navigation we understand that you accept our cookies policy.