Pelvic Pain: Diagnosis and Management

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Fred M. Howard
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2000 - Medical - 529 pages
This clinical guide offers much-needed assistance in pinpointing the c ause of acute, chronic, and recurring pelvic pain and recommends the m ost effective medical or surgical treatment for the pain and the under lying disorder. The chapters present detailed, methodical guidelines f or the workup of the patient with chronic pelvic pain and for the diag nosis and treatment of the many disorders that cause pelvic discomfort . The section on diagnosis and treatments follows an organ-based appro ach, providing the most efficient, cost-effective way to "rule out" va rious causes of pelvic pain. Appendices include pain maps, pain diarie s, pain scales, and depression scales.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgement vit 14 Endometriosis and Endosalpingiosis
125
Contributing Authors xi 15 Uterine Leiomyomas
151
Introduction 3 Ahmed M ElMinawi and Fred M Howard
162
Taking a History 7 Syndrome
171
Physical Examination 26 19 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
184
Radiation Cystitis
271
Urolithiasis
277
Urethral Diverticulum
300
Dyspareunia 112 28 Irritable Bowel Disease 238
238
Endocervical and EndometriaJ Polyps 122 29 Peritoneal Cysts 246
246
Lumbar Vertebral Disease 359
359
Fibromyalgia 381
381
Neoplasia of the Spinal Cord or Sacral
414
Pelvic Floor Pain Syndrome 429
429
Systemic Metabolic and Other Diseases
438
Bipolar Disorders 444
444

Chronic Urethral Syndrome
309
Laboratory and Imaging Evaluation 43 20 Pelvic Floor Relaxation
537
DIAGNOSES
543
Musculoskeletal System
544
Abdominal Wall and Pelvic Myofascial Trigger
38
Reproductive System 22 Carcinoma of the Colon 211
211
Adhesions 93 24 Colitis 217
217
Dysmenorrhea 100 26 Diverticular Disease 229
229
Familial Mediterranean Fever 459
459
Herpes Zoster Neuralgias 466
466
Sleep and Sleep Disturbance 474
474
Somatic Referral 485
485
Chronic Pain as a Diagnosis 493
493
Abuse and Chronic Pain 509
509
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Paul Perry attended Arizona State University and received a fellowship from the Freedom Forum Foundation at Columbia University in 1988. He taught magazine writing at the University of Oregon and was Executive Editor at American Health magazine. He is the co-author with Melvin Morse of Closer to the Light, Transformed by the Light, and Where God Lives, which won the 2002 Aleph Award for the best spiritual book published that year in France. His work has appeared in numerous publications including National Geographic Adventure, Ladies Home Journal, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, and Reader's Digest.

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