Acute Gynecologic Pelvic Pain

  • Joseph M. Maurice
  • Bruce A. Rosenzweig
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Abstract

Acute pelvic pain is a common complaint among women. A detailed description of the pain should be obtained with attention to its timing, duration, characterization, and modifying factors. A complete gynecological history should include the patient’s last menstrual period, a description of the menstrual cycle, use of contraceptives, sexual history, sexually transmitted infections (STI), and previous self-therapies. Workup should include a pregnancy test in all reproductive-age women. The categories of acute pelvic pain are divided by anatomic structure; however, some conditions may involve multiple pelvic organs.

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© Springer New York 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph M. Maurice
    • 1
  • Bruce A. Rosenzweig
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Section of Urogynecology, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyRush University Medical CenterChicagoUSA

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