How is endometriosis diagnosed?
(Beth Levine/ Everyday Health) — An endometriosis diagnosis is no simple matter. According to statistics, it can take a woman anywhere from 3 to 11 years to get a proper endometriosis diagnosis.
Your first step is to find appropriate care. Many physicians, including gynecologists, don’t have special training in endometriosis, so it’s critical that you find a specialist who is knowledgeable about and experienced in handling the disease.
There is no need to suffer for years with no diagnosis, a misdiagnosis, or improper care.
- Search online for “centers for endometriosis care.” These are centers that specialize in the disease, know what to look for, and know how to treat it. (…)