Pelvic Pain in Women: Diagnosis and Management
This is a practical handbook which discusses the diagnostic criteria and treatment of a common problem: female pelvic pain. The contributors are all from one medical center, and their emphasis is on the communication and close collaboration necessary for a successful team approach which reduces patient anxiety. Special attention is given to the careful evaluation of history and examination and the correct interpretation of diagnostic investigations. Full details of radiology, ultrasound scanning, endoscopy, peritoneoscopy and bacteriological investigation are included. Psychological aspects are given appropriate consideration.
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Psychological Aspects of Pelvic Pain
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