2948 Prospective, Single-Blinded Pilot Study: Bimanual Pelvic Examination Versus Pelvic Ultrasound Results in Symptomatic Women

To compare the results of bimanual pelvic exam (BPE) to Pelvic Ultrasound (PU) in symptomatic women. The American College of Physicians reported that 35% of women may experience pain, discomfort, embarrassment, or anxiety during a pelvic exam. This may serve as a barrier for women to seek medical care, which could potentially delay diagnosis. While prior studies show lack of evidence for routine BPE in asymptomatic women, its use in symptomatic women may also be limited.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Virtual Poster Session 3: Endometriosis (9:50 AM – 10:00 AM) 9:50 AM: STATION K Source Type: research

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Discussion: From the study emerged a model of onset and maintenance of acute pain in women with endometriosis. Findings have clinical implications for the medical team and psychologists.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
ConclusionMinimal preoperative factors are associated with nonresponse for women having surgery for endometriosis. The severity of pain experienced by women with endometriosis may be used to predict their response to surgery.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
The women’s health technology or so-called femtech market has been on the rise for the last couple of years, but it has mainly revolved around fertility and pregnancy. We believe that female health topics reach far beyond such traditional issues and players should concentrate more on menopause, endometriosis, or mental health, just to name a few areas. Thus, we tried to collect companies which are on top of their game in the conventional fertility and/or pregnancy area, but also start-ups and ventures who are looking way beyond that. Here’s our guide to 10 outstanding companies in women’s health. The w...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Business Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Telemedicine & Smartphones companies company digital digital health digital health technologies femtech health technology Innovation market women women's health Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThere are minimal pre-operative factors that are associated with non-response for women having surgery for endometriosis. The severity of pain experienced by women with endometriosis may be used to predict their response to surgery.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusion: The findings of this study will provide convincing evidence to determine whether PC therapy is an effective and safe intervention for patients with endometriosis. PROSPERO registration number: PROSPERO CRD42019123292.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
AbstractEndometriosis is a gynecological condition affecting 10% of women in reproductive age. High rates of depression and anxiety are observed in these patients. The mechanisms underlying endometriosis-induced behavioral alterations are still elusive. Animal models provide a useful tool to study the temporal sequence and biological pathways involved in this disease and comorbid states. Here, we sought to characterize time-related behavioral alterations in rats submitted to endometriosis model (EM) induced by peritoneal auto-transplantation of uterine tissues weekly for three weeks. Corticosterone stress reactivity, oxida...
Source: Metabolic Brain Disease - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Semin Reprod Med 2018; 36: 116-122 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1676088Dysmenorrhea and noncyclic pelvic pain (chronic pelvic pain) are common in adolescents. The evaluation of teens with dysmenorrhea or chronic pelvic pain is aimed to diagnose possible gynecologic conditions (endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, and obstruction of the reproductive tract) and nongynecologic conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and myofascial pain). The management of chronic pelvic pain in adolescents is often more complex than in adult women because both the adolescent and her parents are counseled and ...
Source: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results showed widespread alterations in pain thresholds in women with persistent pelvic pain that are indicative of central sensitization and a time ‐dependent correlation. Women with pelvic pain and suspicion of endometriosis should probably be treated more thoroughly in order to prevent or at least minimize the concomitant development of central sensitization.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Abstract Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent inflammatory disorder among reproductive-aged women associated with pelvic pain, anxiety, and depression. Pain is characterized by central sensitization, however it is not clear if endometriosis leads to increased pain perception or if women with the disease are more sensitive to pain, increasing the detection of endometriosis. Endometriosis was induced in mice and changes in behavior including pain perception, brain electrophysiology, and gene expression were characterized. Behavioral tests revealed that mice with endometriosis were more depressed, anxious and sensi...
Source: Biology of Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research
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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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