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2021 Jun 19

Int J Environ Res Public Health



Evaluation of the Diagnostic Accuracy of the Interview and Physical Examination in the Diagnosis of Endometriosis as the Cause of Chronic Pelvic Pain.


Nawrocka-Rutkowska J, Szydłowska I, Rył A, Ciećwież S, Ptak M, Starczewski A
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jun 19; 18(12).
PMID: 34205332.


Chronic pelvic pain affects approximately 15% of reproductive age women. It is mainly caused by adhesions (20-40%). Despite CPP being the main symptom of endometriosis, the disease is confirmed by laparoscopy only in 12-18% of cases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of laparoscopy in women with CCP and to assess the sensitivity and specificity of elements of an interview and clinical examination.