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NICE urges GPs to diagnoses endometriosis more quickly

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 07 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4186
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

GPs are being urged to look out for the symptoms of endometriosis as, on average, women wait 7.5 years between first seeing a doctor and getting a confirmed diagnosis, according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

The new guidelines say that doctors should suspect endometriosis in women and teenage girls presenting with one or more of the following signs or symptoms1 …

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