“Better late than never but never late is better”, especially in young women. A multicenter Italian study on diagnostic delay for symptomatic endometriosis

Ida Pino, Gaia Maria Belloni, Valeria Barbera, Eugenio Solima, Davide Radice, Stefano Angioni, Saverio Arena, Valentino Bergamini, Massimo Candiani, Antonio Maiorana, Alberto Mattei, Ludovico Muzii, Luca Pagliardini, Maria Grazia Porpora, Valentino Remorgida, Renato Seracchioli, Paolo Vercellini, Fulvio Zullo, Errico Zupi & Michele Vignali
The aim of the study was to assess the length of diagnostic delay of symptomatic endometriosis in Italy and analyse the presence of correlations between the socio-demographic status of patients and the clinical characteristics/type of diagnosis. This multicenter cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted in 10 tertiary Italian referral centres for diagnosis and treatment endometriosis. A total of 689 respondents with histologically proven endometriosis and onset of the disease with pain symptoms completed an on-line self-reported...
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