Chronic Pelvic Pain / Endometriosis Dr Cathy Burke MSc Programme November 2009

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  • Chronic Pelvic Pain / Endometriosis Dr Cathy Burke MSc Programme November 2009
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  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Definition Various definitions Intermittent or chronic pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis of at least six months duration, not occurring exclusively with menstruation or intercourse and not associated with pregnancy
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  • CPP - Prevalence Prevalence in primary care comparable to migraine, back pain and asthma Yearly prevalence 38.3/1000 Zondervan 1999 Most common indication for referral to gynae outpatient clinics - 20% of referrals Howard 1993 61% of women with pelvic pain did not have a clear diagnosis Mathias 1996
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  • Dysmenorrhea - risk factors INCREASED RISK Age