[CG] Medical management of endometriosis (suspected and confirmed)

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Abstract

The diagnosis of endometriosis based on symptoms is difficult.  Women can experience various symptoms including cyclical or chronic pelvic pain, menorrhagia, deep dyspareunia, infertility, dyschezia or bladder pain.

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Last reviewed: 10 April 2018

Next review: 10 April 2023

Author(s): Claire Higgins

Approved By: Gynaecology Clinical Governance Group

Document Id: 638

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