Chronic Pelvic Pain May Not Be Related to Endometriosis – Study Reveals

The chronic pelvic pain that affects women of reproductive age is thought to be the most common effect of endometriosis, but a retrospective study found that women with endometriosis are often be misdiagnosed and the percentage of endometriosis-derived chronic pelvic pain is lower than 25 percent.

The study, “Prevalence of Endometriosis During Abdominal or Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Chronic Pelvic Pain,” was published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal.

A number of factors are known to increase the risk for endometriosis in women in reproductive age, including a family history of the disease, painful periods or an abnormally heavy flow, and decreased body mass index.

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