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Place de l'endométriose dans le diagnostic différentiel des douleurs pelviennes chroniques

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 359, p. 1998,2000-2002
Publication date2012
Abstract

In the context of chronic pelvic pain, endometriosis plays a significant role due to its frequency and its effects on the quality of women's lives. It affects 3-10% of women of reproductive age. The clinical signs are part from chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, urinary and digestive symptoms as well as infertility. The clinical signs and symptoms may vary and the clinical examination may be difficult to interpret for a physician who is not familiar with the condition. This explains the fact that it takes more time to make the diagnosis of endometriosis. Delay of diagnosis, multiple consultations and complex surgical procedures implicate physical and psychological suffering for the patient with serious complications. For all these reasons, the differential diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain in women should include endometriosis.

Keywords
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Endometriosis/diagnosis
  • Female
  • Female Urogenital Diseases/diagnosis
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases/diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Pelvic Pain/etiology
Citation (ISO format)
WENGER, Jean-Marie et al. Place de l’endométriose dans le diagnostic différentiel des douleurs pelviennes chroniques. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 359, p. 1998,2000–2002.
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