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1

define chronic pelvic pain

discomfort in the pelvis lasting for 6 months or longer

2

t or f: chronic pelvic pain is cyclic and last for more than 6 months

FALSE: pelvic pain is NOT cyclic, but does last for more than 6 months

3

what is defined as pelvic pain assorted with ovulation?

mittelschermz (remember, it occurs at the time the egg is released from the ovary)

4

what is the mnemonic for causes of chronic pelvic pain?

LEAPING (leiomyoma, endometriosis, endometritis, adhesions/adenomyosis, PID, infections others than PID, neoplasia , GI)

5

t or f: pelvic pain ha sheen known to be associated with psychiatric factors and childhood sexual abuse

TRUE

6

when cervical motion tenderness is present, which cause of chronic pelvic pain should be moved to the top of the differential?

Infection sich as PID or endometritis

7

what is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain in women less than 30 y/o?

PID

8

what is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain in women greater than 30 y/o?

endometriosis

9

what is the final, conclusive step in diagnosing pelvic pain?

laparoscopy

10

what is the mnemonic for remembering the causes of acute pelvic pain?

A ROPE (appendicitis/abscess/abortion, ruptured ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, PID, ectopic)

11

what is the time length associated with acute pelvic pain?

less than 6 months

12

what is the most common cause of acute pelvic pain?

ovarian ruptured cysts