Successful endometriosis awareness campaigns are the key to beginning to control the disease, says Camran Nezhat, MD. Earlier diagnosis means a sooner return to a pain-free life for our patients.
Laparoscopy for ruptured ectopic pregnancy and massive intra-abdominal bleeding was associated with shorter operative time and less intraoperative blood loss than laparotomy.
Patients with uterine fibroids have been advised to avoid a hysterectomy as treatment of the condition at all costs. Sound advice or mucky water?
A new study has shown that acetaminophen use in pregnancy may be associated with neurodevelopmental adverse effects in the offspring of women who used the drug.
One in seven women will experience pelvic pain in her lifetime, and between one- and two-thirds will have chronic pain that persists for more than three years. But although it’s common, it can be one of the most difficult and frustrating conditions physicians treat.
A study assessing the effectiveness of acetaminophen for neonatal pain relief found that use of acetaminophen shortly after birth may aggravate a subsequent stress response.
Continuous infusion of the NSAID ketorolac, a powerful nonopioid analgesic, is a safe therapeutic option for the management of postoperative pain, concludes a double-blind randomized controlled trial.
Topical or intracervical 2% lidocaine gel applied before intrauterine device (IUD) insertion does not decrease pain scores, but there are other ways to lessen discomfort.
Although inhaled analgesic pain relief during labor is generally not an option in the United States and most other countries, except the United Kingdom and Canada, researchers have found that inhaled nitrous oxide and flurane derivatives are an effective means of reducing the intensity of labor pain.
This woman presented with severe pelvic pain in her third trimester. What's your diagnosis?