It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a disorder that affects up to 10% of people with a uterus where the tissue type that lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. The tissue continues to follow the command of your hormones throughout the month by thickening, breaking down and bleeding. But the endometrial tissue is in the internal cavity of your body between organs it cannot escape like it usually would. This causes severe inflammation and pain every month. Scar tissue can being to form and cause adhesions between organs. These symptoms are fairly common across multiple gynaecological disorders and as such can be misdiagnosed. Conditions that cause similar symptoms include pseudomyxoma peritonei, and polycystic ovarian syndrome.