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Chronic pelvic pain, defined as pain for six months or more, affects 10‐20% of women at some point in their lives. Endometriosis is recognized as one of the most common causes and is seen in up to 70% of women with chronic pelvic pain. However, many symptoms which affect bladder function and bowel function may not be from the endometriosis itself. This may explain why those symptoms don’t always go away even after complete excision surgery. Read more about this critical topic here (VIA FREE PDF download).