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Acute pelvic pain

Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Edward Morris and Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

in Algorithms for Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Published in print July 2014 | ISBN: 9780199651399
Published online October 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191787768 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199651399.003.0074
Acute pelvic pain

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Acute pain generally has a well-defined onset, short duration, and defined aggravating and relieving factors and is usually associated with pathology. This chapter discusses the importance of history taking and examination for diagnosis and management. It covers common gynaecological causes, acute pelvic inflammatory disease, and ovarian cysts.

Chapter.  588 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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