Does endometriosis mimic cervical cancer?

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Can endometriosis show up on a Pap smear?

No, a Pap smear cannot detect endometriosis. A Pap smear is used to diagnose cervical cancer and HPV.

Why is endometriosis not considered cancer?

Endometriosis is a non-cancerous disorder that occurs when tissue lining the inside of the uterus, known as the endometrium, appears in other parts of the body. It usually is found in the lower abdomen or pelvis but can appear in virtually any organ or tissue.

Can endometriosis be seen on ultrasound?

A standard ultrasound imaging test won’t definitively tell your doctor whether you have endometriosis, but it can identify cysts associated with endometriosis (endometriomas).

How do gyno check for endometriosis?

Laparoscopy. You may get a diagnostic laparoscopy. Your doctor will make a small cut near your bellybutton and put a thin tool called a laparoscope through it to check for any signs of endometriosis.

How do you rule out endometrial cancer?

The main tests to detect endometrial cancer fall into two categories—ultrasound and endometrial tissue sampling.

  1. Ultrasound uses sound waves to create images of the organs in the reproductive system and may be done externally or internally:
  2. Endometrial biopsy is the most common endometrial cancer test.
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