Chronic pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain - Chronic pelvic pain Pain lasting for...

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Chronic pelvic pain Pain lasting for 6 months or more that is predominantly localised to the pelvis +/- anterior abdominal wall below the umbilicus. Symptoms Common Symptoms: Deep dyspareunia (endometriosis) Dysmenorrhoea Cervical motion Tenderness Adnexal tenderness (potential cysts or masses) Headache Abdominal/Pelvic pain Red flag symptoms and signs: New pain after the menopause Pelvic mass Post coital bleeding Bleeding per rectum Suicidal ideation Excessive weight loss Irregular vaginal bleeding over 40 Associated with white, less than 35, and have undergone marital discord or abuse History: Does the pain vary with the menstrual cycle? (more likely adenomyosis or endometriosis) Is the pain worsen later in the day? (fibromyalgia) Bladder pain or irritative voiding symptoms ( interstitial cystitis)
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Common symptoms? Causes Many different conditions can cause pelvic pain including: exaggerated bladder, bowel, or uterine pain sensitivity (also known as visceral pain)
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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