Diagnosing Endometriosis

Endometriosis is commonly misdiagnosed. Our team of experts start by confirming — or correcting — your diagnosis, often using specialized imaging to examine your reproductive organs.

The first step is to tell your primary care doctor or gynecologist that you are experiencing pain or struggling to conceive. After discussing your symptoms, your doctor may recommend one or more exams to further evaluate your condition.

Endometriosis Treatment Options

Managing endometriosis usually involves a unique combination of treatment options based on your most bothersome symptoms.

At UChicago Medicine, our endometriosis care team brings together specialists in gynecology, pain management and minimally invasive surgery to create personalized endometriosis treatment plans. If you're diagnosed with endometriosis, your doctor can discuss the benefits and risks of each treatment option and help you choose a strategy guided by your symptoms and fertility goals.

Meet Our Endometriosis Specialists