A laparoscopy is the most definite method of examining the pelvic cavity and medically known as “Gold standard”.
A laparoscopy is keyhole surgery where a small telescope is inserted at the umbilicus to view the entire abdominal and pelvic contents.
A second, small incision is made in the lower abdomen to enable a better view of all the pelvic organs. The womb, tubes and ovaries are each carefully examined in turn and any abnormalities can be viewed .
The procedure is usually combined with a dye test, where blue dye is inserted upwards through the womb cavity and its path is traced as it passes along the tube. This confirms whether the tubes are open or blocked.
Compared to a hysterosalpingogram (Xray test where the tubes are checked), a laparoscopy detects any endometriosis, studies the tubes better and can detect any adhesion (tissues stuck to each other).
A laparoscopy is safe and is done under general anaesthesia. The risk of any major complications is less than 3:1000.
(article from Fertilityplus.org.uk )
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