Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2021 Jul 22;264:247-253. Epub 2021 Jul 22.
Departments of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, & Pain Medicine and Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Biobehavioral Pediatric Pain Lab, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA. Electronic address:
Objective: Pelvic floor pain, abdominal wall pain, and central nervous system pain amplification can be contributing factors in chronic pelvic pain (CPP), however; limited research has investigated the association of pelvic floor, abdominal, and uterine tenderness with central nervous system pain amplification. We assessed whether pressure pain thresholds on the non-dominant thumbnail, a marker of central nervous system pain amplification, were associated with pelvic floor, abdominal, and uterine tenderness among women with endometriosis or CPP.
Study Design: We conducted a cross-sectional study among 88 females with endometriosis and/or CPP. Read More