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Article Published In Vol.4 (March-April-2016)

Correlation between Clinical Pelvic Pain in Female and its Related Ultrasound Findings among Sudanese Population

Author : Leina M. M. Alhassan, A.M. Abd Elgyoum and Ahmed. Abd Elrahim

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Introduction: Pelvic pain is pain in the lowest part of your abdomen and pelvis. In women, pelvic pain may refer to symptoms arising from the reproductive or urinary systems or from musculoskeletal sources. Depending on its source, pelvic pain may be dull or sharp; it may be constant or off and on (intermittent); and it may be mild, moderate or severe. Pelvic pain can sometimes radiate to your lower back, buttocks or thighs. Pelvic pain can occur suddenly, sharply and briefly (acute) or over the long term (chronic).
Objectives: To correlate clinical characteristic of pelvic pain in female with the ultrasound findings.
Materials & Methods: The study was observational, analytical cross sectional study, carried out in ultrasound department of different hospitals and centers in Khartoum – Sudan where 100 samples were collected randomly from female patients of different age’s groups.
Results: The diseases diagnosed by ultrasound have its characteristic like, uterine fibroid mostly occur in age group (31-45) years, it has moderate, central location pain, tender nature and chronic onset duration. Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts mostly occur in age group (31-45) years, they have severe, constant pain with unilateral location on the side of cyst, tender nature and acute on set duration and the pain accompanying with vaginal discharge
Conclusion: Pelvic pain in females comes with different severity, locations, character, nature and different on set duration. The variations in characteristic of pain it’s due to different type of diseases.
Recommendation: Using good ultrasound equipment with Doppler capability to obtain accurate diagnosis. Availability of transvaginal ultrasound in all gynecological and obstetrical departments to decrease chance of missed diagnosis which may occur with using of transabdominal ultrasound only.

Keywords: Pelvic Pain, Sudanese Population etc.

 

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