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Table 3 Effect of treatment on individual symptoms (n=46. Includes two women without identifiable pelvic pathology)

From: Deep and superficial endometriotic disease: the response to radical laparoscopic excision in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain

Symptom Pain scores (SD) Statistical significance of difference (paired t-test)
Initial visit Follow-up visit P
Dysmenorrhoea 3.85 (1.27) 3.04 (1.70) 0.006
Pelvic pain 2.85 (1.55) 2.22 (1.44) 0.005
Dyschezia throughout month 2.02 (1.78) 1.78 (1.57) 0.38
Dyschezia during menses 2.59 (1.87) 1.91 (1.93) 0.047
Back pain throughout month 2.17 (1.61) 1.85 (1.76) 0.17
Back pain during menses 2.61 (1.58) 1.96 (1.84) 0.025
Dyspareunia 2.54 (1.80) 2.09 (1.87) 0.049
Global scores 18.6 (7.25) 14.8 (8.13) 0.002