Presence of endometrial tissue and glands outside uterus
An estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory disease
Affects 6–10% of women of reproductive age and 50–60% of women/teenage girls...
Deep pelvic pain
Dysfunctional uterine bleeding
Lower abdominal pain
Nausea, abdominal distention
Stabilize as needed.
Pain control as necessary
Treat hypotension or tachycardia from blood loss with isotonic IV fluids
May need to transfuse packed red...
Need for further workup and treatment
Occurs in 6–10% of women of reproductive age
Endometriosis frequently causes cyclical pelvic pain
Rarely diagnosed initially in ED; delay between symptom onset and diagnosis frequent...
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617.1 Endometriosis of ovary
617.3 Endometriosis of pelvic peritoneum
617.9 Endometriosis, site unspecified
617.0 Endometriosis of uterus
617.2 Endometriosis of fallopian tube
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