Flashcards in Pelvic Pain Deck (12):
define chronic pelvic pain
discomfort in the pelvis lasting for 6 months or longer
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
what is defined as pelvic pain assorted with ovulation?
mittelschermz (remember, it occurs at the time the egg is released from the ovary)
what is the mnemonic for causes of chronic pelvic pain?
LEAPING (leiomyoma, endometriosis, endometritis, adhesions/adenomyosis, PID, infections others than PID, neoplasia , GI)
t or f: pelvic pain ha sheen known to be associated with psychiatric factors and childhood sexual abuse
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
what is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain in women less than 30 y/o?
what is the most common cause of chronic pelvic pain in women greater than 30 y/o?
what is the final, conclusive step in diagnosing pelvic pain?
what is the mnemonic for remembering the causes of acute pelvic pain?
A ROPE (appendicitis/abscess/abortion, ruptured ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, PID, ectopic)
what is the time length associated with acute pelvic pain?
less than 6 months