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O’Sullivan M, Overton C. Symptom recognition key to diagnosing endometriosis. Practitioner March 2018;262(1813):13-18

Symptom recognition key to diagnosing endometriosis

22 Mar 2018Pais-up subscribers

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.

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