Intestinal endometriosis: The great masquerader

Suzanne M. Skoog, Amy E. Foxx-Orenstein, Michael J. Levy, Elizabeth Rajan, Donna R. Session

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Abstract

Chronic symptoms of abdominal pain and irregular bowel habits in women evoke a broad differential diagnosis including irritable bowel syndrome, infection, malabsorption, and inflammatory bowel disease. Endometriosis, a common disorder in young women that can involve the intestinal tract, deserves consideration as well. Intestinal endometriosis is typically asymptomatic; however, when symptoms occur, they can mimic those of irritable bowel syndrome. Identifying intestinal endometriosis can be challenging, but historical points and key clinical features aid in diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-409
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent gastroenterology reports
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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