Laparoscopy is often used to identify and diagnose the source of abdominal or pelvic pain. It’s usually performed when other, noninvasive methods are unable to help with diagnosis.

In many cases, abdominal problems can also be diagnosed with imaging techniques such as:

1) Ultrasound, which uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the body.
2) CT scan, which is a series of special X-rays that take cross-sectional images of the body MRI, which uses magnets and radio waves to produce images of the body.

Normal results from laparoscopy indicate the absence of abdominal bleeding, hernias, and intestinal blockages. They also mean that all your organs are healthy.

Abnormal results from laparoscopy indicate certain conditions, including:

1) Adhesions or surgical scars.
2) Hernias.
3) Appendicitis, an inflammation of the intestines.
4) Fibroids, or abnormal growths in the uterus.
5) Cysts or tumors.
6) Cancer.
7) Cholecystitis, an inflammation of the gall bladder.
8) Endometriosis, a disorder in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus.
9) Injury or trauma to a particular organ.
10) Pelvic inflammatory disease, an infection of the reproductive organs.

Your doctor will schedule an appointment with you to go over the results. If a serious medical condition was found, the appropriate treatment will be given.