Diagnosing bowel Endometrosis
This type of Endometriosis can be difficult to diagnose as sometimes the symptoms can be non-specific (meaning the symptoms are generalised and difficult to pinpoint). Many of the respective symptoms may also appear to be similar to several other health conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); acute appendicitis and Crohn’s disease. To further confuse matters, these other conditions can also co-exist with Endometriosis.
The diagnosis itself can sometimes be challenging because the only way to definitively diagnose the condition and its stage of progress, is by undergoing surgery. This is an invasive procedure.