Case of the Month #4: Lower abdominal pain in a young woman

Published: 10/02/2021

Differential Diagnosis

  • Chronic pelvic pain 

  • Gastrointestinal causes including: irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease 

  • Gynaecological causes including: dysmenorrhoea, adhesions, endometriosis, ovarian pain, pelvic congestion 

  • Genitourinary causes including: interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or gonorrhoea 

  • Malignancy