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Human Studies

2020 Dec 01

Pain Med

Phenotypes of Women with and Without Endometriosis and Relationship with Functional Pain Disability.


Evans S, Mikocka-Walus A, Olive L, Seidman LC, Druitt M, Payne LA
Pain Med. 2020 Dec 01.
PMID: 33260211.


Primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea due to endometriosis share overlapping symptoms and likely demonstrate aspects of central sensitization. The present study aimed to identify distinct phenotypes of women who have dysmenorrhea with and without endometriosis to shed light on the unique mechanisms contributing to the pathogenesis of each condition.