The basic research of visceral pain mechanisms does not explain the chronic pelvic pain phenomena a gynecologist confronts in the clinic. There is, however, a link between the basic research and the acute gynecologic pain processes observed in the emergency room.
ObGyn Compensation Survey
A pain score is being used to monitor women with a history of chronic pelvic pain. The total score for each day of the month is plotted into a graph and is later correlated to patient's daily activities in order to help with the diagnosis of baseline gynecological conditions.
DB is a 26-year-old nulligravid female with dysmenorrhoea and a long-standing history of endometriosis. Dysmenorrhoea began at age 16 years and has become progressively worse. She describes two unique pain profiles.
SB is an 18-year-old G0 female who presented with a long-standing history of perimenstrual pelvic pain and diarrhea thought to be due to endometriosis. Her menses are irregular (1-3 month intervals).
Infertility is a disease that affects the reproductive organs of both men and women. It impairs one of the body’s most basic functions: the ability to have children. Infertility affects about 6.1 million people in the United States alone; ten percent of the reproductive-age population—both men and women.
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Human beings are remarkably fertile. Most females are capable of conceiving and bearing children beginning in their mid-teen years. While women in industrialized societies usually bear children in their 20s and 30s, women can give birth well into their 40s and beyond.
I am a 34 year old woman that would like to have another child. I recently had surgery to remove my gallbladder and in the process there were pictures taken. I was told that my ovary is covered, all except one small area, by what looks like adhesions.
I am 28 years old and I've been actively trying to get pregnant for the past 2 years. I recently underwent a laparoscopy by my gynecologist. She told me that I had minimal endometriosis, but that my ovaries and tubes looked normal. She told me that endometriosis is associated with infertility, but I don't really understand the connection.