[Acute pelvic pain syndrome. Diagnostic and therapeutic approach in women]

G Burlet, P Judlin
Revue Française de Gynécologie et D'obstétrique 1994, 89 (11): 537-42
Acute pelvic pain is a common syndrome in women and is an emergency. Management requires rapid diagnostic evaluation to enable immediate treatment. Blood tests (beta-HCG assay, etc.), bacteriological studies and pelvic ultrasonography may be required. Gynecological problems are the commonest etiology: ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, PID. The possibility nevertheless remains of appendicitis, sigmoid diverticulitis, UTI or renal colic, all of which are medical or surgical emergencies.

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