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Fibromyalgia Is Common In Women With Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis, Study Suggests
Monday 3 June 2019
Fibromyalgia Is Common In Women with Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis, Study Suggests
Fibromyalgia is prevalent in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis and significantly lowers their health-related quality of life, researchers from Spain report.
The study, “Prevalence of fibromyalgia among women with deep infiltrating endometriosis,” was published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.
Endometriosis is classified into three types based on the region affected — superficial peritoneal, ovarian, and deep infiltrating. In deep infiltrating endometriosis, several regions such as the ovaries, vagina, and intestinal canal can be affected and cause severe pain.
Pain is a common symptom of endometriosis; however, the prevalence of fibromyalgia — widespread pain and discomfort in the muscles and joints — in endometriosis remains unclear. Moreover, there is insufficient information about its impact on women with different types of endometriosis.
Researchers assessed the prevalence of fibromyalgia in women with different types of endometriosis at the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona between April 6, 2015, and March 31, 2017. They also evaluated the impact of fibromyalgia on patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL).
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