What is characteristic about the history of patients with dysmenorrhea caused by endometriosis?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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The history may also include chronic pelvic pain unresponsive to antibiotics or analgesics. In addition, a good obstetric history may elicit frequent miscarriages or difficulty conceiving. [28, 33] The classic examination finding is a fixed uterus with “ash” spots (purple-blue discolorations) on the cervix, though this finding is not always present. [28]


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