What is Diagnostic laparoscopy?

Category: Surgeries


Diagnostic laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows a health care provider to look directly at the contents of a patient's abdomen or pelvis, including the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus, small bowel, large bowel, appendix, liver, and gallbladder.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Endometriosis 21 2
Female infertility 3 0
Abdominal pain 2 0
Blocked ureter tube 1 0
Cancer worries 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Diagnostic laparoscopy

Side effect Patients
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1
Pain in back of neck and shoulders 1


Stopped having Diagnostic laparoscopy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Diagnostic laparoscopy.