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Endometriosis: clinical review


 

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Endometriosis is condition where endometrial tissue develops outside the uterus, causing pain and contributing to infertility. It affects approximately one-in-ten women, and its development is also thought to have a genetic component. This clinical review, updated in February 2018, discusses the diagnosis and management of endometriosis. Key educational points include the symptoms of endometriosis, its impact on patients, and the medical and surgical treatments available.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Diagnose endometriosis in a general practice setting
  • Understand the difficulties in presentation of endometriosis
  • Know when to refer to a gynaecologist
  • Understand the complications of endometriosis

AUTHOR

Mr Ertan Saridogan

Consultant in reproductive medicine and minimal access surgery, University College London Hospitals, London

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.