Symptom recognition key to diagnosing endometriosis

Marie E C O'Sullivan, Caroline Overton

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Abstract

Endometriosis affects around one in ten women of reproductive age in the UK. NICE guidance highlights the importance of symptoms in its diagnosis. A normal abdominal or pelvic examination, ultrasound, or MRI should not exclude the diagnosis. Endometriosis should be suspected in women and adolescents who present with one or more of: chronic pelvic pain, significant dysmenorrhoea, deep dyspareunia, period-related or cyclical GI or urinary symptoms, or infertility. If endometriosis is suspected or symptoms persist, patients should be referred for further assessment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalPractitioner
Volume262
Issue number1813
Early online date22 Mar 2018
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

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