Lower threshold for endometriosis investigation, GPs told

A new clinical practice guideline on the condition emphasises a need for prompt diagnosis, Professor Jason Abbott says
Professor Jason Abbott.

GPs are urged to suspect endometriosis in all girls and women presenting with debilitating pelvic pain, under the first Australian clinical practice guideline.

The evidence-based guidance, designed to reduce diagnostic delay, was developed by a RANZCOG-led expert working group, including GPs, and funded by the Federal Government as part of its National Action Plan for Endometriosis released two years ago.