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Prevalence and genesis of endometriosis.
Hum Reprod 1991; 6(4):544-9HR

Abstract

A group of 1542 pre-menopausal Caucasian women were assessed prospectively to investigate the prevalence of endometriosis. The women were either having laparoscopy because of infertility (n = 654), undergoing laparoscopic sterilization (n = 598), having laparoscopy because of chronic abdominal and pelvic pain (n = 156) or undergoing abdominal hysterectomy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding (n = 134). Endometriosis was noted more frequently among women being investigated for infertility (21%) than among those undergoing sterilization (6%). Among those being investigated for chronic abdominal pain, the incidence of endometriosis was 15%, while among those undergoing abdominal hysterectomy, it was 25%. In all groups the total duration of combined pill usage was significantly higher in patients who had a normal pelvis compared to those with endometriosis. It is suggested that among susceptible women, both fertile and infertile, a prolonged period of regular spontaneous menstruation may play a causative role in the genesis of endometriosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, UK.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1918305

Citation

Mahmood, T A., and A Templeton. "Prevalence and Genesis of Endometriosis." Human Reproduction (Oxford, England), vol. 6, no. 4, 1991, pp. 544-9.
Mahmood TA, Templeton A. Prevalence and genesis of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 1991;6(4):544-9.
Mahmood, T. A., & Templeton, A. (1991). Prevalence and genesis of endometriosis. Human Reproduction (Oxford, England), 6(4), pp. 544-9.
Mahmood TA, Templeton A. Prevalence and Genesis of Endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 1991;6(4):544-9. PubMed PMID: 1918305.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and genesis of endometriosis. AU - Mahmood,T A, AU - Templeton,A, PY - 1991/4/1/pubmed PY - 1991/4/1/medline PY - 1991/4/1/entrez KW - Biology KW - Contraception KW - Contraceptive Usage KW - Cultural Background KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - Diseases KW - Endometrial Effects--etiology KW - Endometrium KW - Endoscopy KW - Ethnic Groups KW - Europe KW - Examinations And Diagnoses KW - Family Planning KW - Fertility KW - Fertility Measurements KW - Genitalia KW - Genitalia, Female KW - Gynecologic Surgery KW - Hysterectomy KW - Infertility KW - Laparoscopy KW - Measurement KW - Northern Europe KW - Pain KW - Physical Examinations And Diagnoses KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Pregnancy History KW - Prevalence KW - Prospective Studies KW - Reproduction KW - Research Methodology KW - Signs And Symptoms KW - Studies KW - Surgery KW - Treatment KW - United Kingdom KW - Urogenital Surgery KW - Urogenital System KW - Uterus KW - Whites SP - 544 EP - 9 JF - Human reproduction (Oxford, England) JO - Hum. Reprod. VL - 6 IS - 4 N2 - A group of 1542 pre-menopausal Caucasian women were assessed prospectively to investigate the prevalence of endometriosis. The women were either having laparoscopy because of infertility (n = 654), undergoing laparoscopic sterilization (n = 598), having laparoscopy because of chronic abdominal and pelvic pain (n = 156) or undergoing abdominal hysterectomy for dysfunctional uterine bleeding (n = 134). Endometriosis was noted more frequently among women being investigated for infertility (21%) than among those undergoing sterilization (6%). Among those being investigated for chronic abdominal pain, the incidence of endometriosis was 15%, while among those undergoing abdominal hysterectomy, it was 25%. In all groups the total duration of combined pill usage was significantly higher in patients who had a normal pelvis compared to those with endometriosis. It is suggested that among susceptible women, both fertile and infertile, a prolonged period of regular spontaneous menstruation may play a causative role in the genesis of endometriosis. SN - 0268-1161 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1918305/Prevalence_and_genesis_of_endometriosis_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/humrep/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/oxfordjournals.humrep.a137377 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -