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The Long-Term Footprint of Endometriosis: Population-Based Cohort Analysis Reveals Increased Pain Symptoms and Decreased Pain Tolerance at Age 46 Years

Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent, chronic gynecological disorder associated with pelvic pain and infertility, with a prevalence of 6 to 10% in the general population.6,7,12 Affected women experience dysmenorrhea, deep dyspareunia, dyschezia, and dysuria12,35 associated with low quality of life.8 The disorder is underdiagnosed or there is a delay in diagnosis in many cases leading to chronic pelvic pain (CPP).7,26 Diagnosis is made using laparoscopy or laparotomy, where endometrial lesions are found in extrauterine locations, mainly the peritoneum and ovaries.

The Long-Term Footprint of Endometriosis: Population-Based Cohort Analysis Reveals Increased Pain Symptoms and Decreased Pain Tolerance at Age 46 Years

Orginally Published At: Pain Journal

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