Journal article

Pelvic pain: What are the symptoms and predictors for surgery, endometriosis and endometriosis severity

Isabelle Conroy, Samantha S Mooney, Shane Kavanagh, Michael Duff, Ilona Jakab, Katharine Robertson, Amy L Fitzgerald, Alexandra Mccutchan, Siana Madden, Sarah Maxwell, Shweta Nair, Nimita Origanti, Alish Quinless, Kelly Mirowski-Allen, Megan Sewell, Sonia R Grover

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a common condition which significantly impacts the quality of life and wellbeing of many women. Laparoscopy with histopathology is recommended for investigation of pelvic pain and identification of endometriosis with concurrent removal. Never-the-less, the association between endometriosis and pelvic pain is challenging, with endometriosis identified in only 30-50% of women with pain. AIMS: To explore the predictors for undergoing surgery, for identifying endometriosis and endometriosis severity in a cohort of women with CPP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study forms part of the Persistent Pelvic Pain project, a prospective observational cohort study (A..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the financial support from the Norman Beischer Medical Research Foundation, The Pelvic Pain Foundation Australia ( and the Mercy Hospital Victoria Limited Small Research Grants.