Endo Fact #21

From the Women’s Surgery Group:

Very recent studies have conclusively shown that the visual diagnosis of endometriosis is accurate only 60% of the time (at best). This is very important. A patient may be diagnosed with “extensive” endometriosis when little or none is actually present. Alternatively, widespread disease might be missed or mistaken for another condition.

Scientist of the USGS Alaska Science Center studies the earbones or "otoliths" of nearshore fish

So if a person undergoes surgery without biopsy (or a biopsy taken from the wrong place — the place that “looked like” endo versus the place that actually might have been endo), there’s nearly even odds that the result of the surgery was inaccurate.

Did I mention there’s a multi-year diagnostic delay? Wonder why.

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