Management of pelvic pain from dysmenorrhea or endometriosis

Laeth Nasir, Edward T. Bope

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Abstract

Many women suffer from pelvic pain, and a great many visit their family doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Two common causes are primary dysmenorrhea and endometriosis. Primary dysmenorrhea is best treated by prostaglandin inhibition from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-specific inhibitors. Oral contraceptives can be added to improve pain control. Endometriosis can be treated with NSAIDs and COX-2-specific inhibitors as well but can also be treated with hormonal manipulation or surgery. Empiric treatment for endometriosis in selected patients is now accepted, making the disorder easier for family physicians to manage.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice
Volume17
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Dysmenorrhea
Pelvic Pain
Endometriosis
Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Family Physicians
Oral Contraceptives
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Prostaglandins
Pain
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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Management of pelvic pain from dysmenorrhea or endometriosis. / Nasir, Laeth; Bope, Edward T.

In: The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice, Vol. 17, No. SUPPL. 1, 11.2004.

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