Gastrointestinal symptoms among endometriosis patients -- A case-cohort study.

Malin Ek, Bodil Roth, Per Ekström, Lil Valentin, Mariette Bengtsson, Bodil Ohlsson

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Women with endometriosis often experience gastrointestinal symptoms. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogs are used to treat endometriosis; however, some patients develop gastrointestinal dysmotility following this treatment. The aims of the present study were to investigate gastrointestinal symptoms among patients with endometriosis and to examine whether symptoms were associated with menstruation, localization of endometriosis lesions, or treatment with either opioids or GnRH analogs, and if hormonal treatment affected the symptoms.
Original languageEnglish
Article number59
JournalBMC Women's Health
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine


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