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Persistent Abdominal Pain 2 Years After Cesarean Delivery

Sax, Megan R. MD; Whiteside, James L. MD, MA

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000003329
Contents: Cesarean Delivery: Clinical Conundrums
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A 29-year-old multiparous patient is referred for chronic lower abdominal pain radiating into her groin since undergoing cesarean delivery 2-years previously. Laboratory and radiographic evaluation results are negative. She asks you, “Please tell me, why am I having this pain?”

Chronic abdominal pain is often linked to abdominal wall neuropathy, and obstetrician–gynecologists can diagnose and manage this often-missed etiology.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Corresponding author: James L. Whiteside, MD, MA, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH; email: whitesje@ucmail.uc.edu.

Financial Disclosure Dr. Whiteside received money paid to him from Coloplast, the International Academy of Pelvic Surgery, and Legal Reviews. He received teaching honoraria from AUGS. The other author did not report any potential conflicts of interest.

Each author has confirmed compliance with the journal's requirements for authorship.

Peer reviews and author correspondence are available at http://links.lww.com/AOG/B418.

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