Diagnosing endometriosis

Introduction

ENDOMETRIOSIS is a heterogeneous, chronic gynaecological disease. There is an alarming 6—7 year delay in diagnosis in adult women, and an average 8—10 year delay in adolescents. It is the most common cause of pelvic pain in Australia. 

Widely held perceptions among primary care practitioners of the normalcy of period pain, particularly in adolescent girls, is a key contributor to diagnostic delay.

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