Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a topic covered in the 5-Minute Emergency Consult.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Emergency Central is a collection of disease, drug, and test information including 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, Davis’s Drug, McGraw-Hill Medical’s Diagnosaurus®, Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests, and MEDLINE Journals created for emergency medicine professionals. Explore these free sample topics:

Emergency Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

Basics

Description

  • 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 with pelvic pain
  • Endometrial tissue found anywhere in pelvic cavity, on ovaries, uterine ligament (due to retrograde menstruation) and distant sites, including bowel and lungs

Etiology

  • Unknown

Pediatric Considerations
Not prior to menarche

Risk Factors

  • Anatomic obstruction of menstrual outflow
  • Early menarche
  • Short menstrual cycles
  • Genetic component suggested by twin and family studies

-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

* When formatting your citation, note that all book, journal, and database titles should be italicized* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - Endometriosis ID - 307430 ED - Barkin,Adam Z, ED - Barkin,Roger M, ED - Hayden,Stephen R, ED - Rosen,Peter, ED - Schaider,Jeffrey J, ED - Shayne,Philip, ED - Wolfe,Richard E, BT - 5-Minute Emergency Consult UR - https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/5-Minute_Emergency_Consult/307430/all/Endometriosis PB - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ET - 5 DB - Emergency Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -