Ultrasound Best for Investigating Pelvic Symptoms
OB/GYNs should begin with ultrasound to examine women presenting with pelvic symptoms, urges a physician group.
Evaluating Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is costly to diagnose and treat, but appropriate and timely interventions can lead to a restoration of quality of life.
Image IQ: Young Woman With Pelvic Pain
QUIZ: These images are from a young woman with pelvic pain. What do you see?
Two New Drugs Show Promise for Endometriosis
Two new compounds, oxabicycloheptene sulfonate and chloroindazole, were successfully tested in early studies to treat endometriosis.
Opioid Use in Women of Reproductive Age
Opioid use in women of reproductive age should be better monitored, and physicians should be more judicious in their prescribing, says a CDC report.
Are Too Many Hysterectomies Being Performed?
Nearly 1 in 5 hysterectomies for benign indications were unnecessary, and nearly 2 in 5 had unsupportive pathology in women younger than 40.
Urinary Microbiota and Risk of Postsurgical UTI
New research has found a link between day-of-surgery urinary microbiota and the likelihood of a urinary tract infection after pelvic floor surgery.
Emotional Support Lacking for Women With Uterine Fibroids
Two studies show that the emotional impact of uterine fibroids is significant but support is lacking, especially in African American women.
Image IQ: Pelvic Discomfort
Challenge your diagnostic skills: What's causing this woman's pelvic discomfort?
Image IQ: Right Pelvic Pain, Amenorrhea
Challenge your diagnostic skills with these images from a young woman with right pelvic pain and a history of amenorrhea.