Objective: To determine whether Vitamin D serum levels are correlated with pelvic pain in patients with ovarian endometriomas.
Design: Prospective study.
Setting: Tertiary-care university hospital.
Patient(s): vitamin D serum levels were prospectively analyzed in 43 patients (group A, asymptomatic patients or patients with mild dysmenorrhea; group B, moderate dysmenorrhea and group C, severe dysmenorrhea and/or chronic pelvic pain and/or dyspareunia) who were diagnosed for cystic ovarian endometriosis to assess whether a correlation exists between Vitamin D serum levels and pelvic pain.
Intervention(s): Vitamin D serum levels determination.
Main outcome measure(s): Vitamin D serum levels and pelvic pain.
Result(s): From 43 patients, five cases were ultimately excluded because patients didn´t continuous). The mean (± SD) vitamin D serum levels in group A were 26,9 ± 04.17 pg/mL in group B were 16,2 ±1,4 pg/mL. and group C 10,4 pg/ml ± 2,4 pg/ml
Conclusion(s): Pain symptoms in ovarian endometriosis is correlated with vitamin –D serum levels.