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Advances in endometriosis treatment

Sheaves, Crystal MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000425826.90435.a8
Feature: GYNECOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
Abstract

Abstract: Endometriosis is a common problem characterized by abdominal pain, back pain, pain with intercourse, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and infertility. The cause of endometriosis is not well understood, but advances in treatment have been made. Primary care clinicians are uniquely situated to improve patient outcomes by making informed treatment decisions.

Author Information

Crystal Sheaves is a lecturer at West Virginia University, Charleston, WVa, and an FNP at Rainelle Medical Center, Rainelle, WVa.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins