Stage and localization of pelvic endometriosis and pain

L. Fedele, F. Parazzini, S. Bianchi, L. Arcaini, G. Battista Candiani

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We analyzed the prevalence of dysmenorrhea, pelvic pain, and dyspareunia in relation to the disease stage in 160 women with endometriosis but no other associated pelvic disease who underwent their first gynecologic surgery (laparoscopy or laparotomy) at the First Obstetric and Gynecology Clinic of the University of Milan between 1985 and 1987. Dysmenorrhea was reported by 78% of the patients, pelvic pain by 39%; and deep dyspareunia by 32%. No relation was found between severity of the pain symptoms and stage of the disease or site of the endometriotic lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and Sterility
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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