Post coital bleeding (PCB): Time for action by Royal Colleges as standardised pathways and guidance needed. Outcome of a ten year review of PCB referrals to East Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Colposcopy Services
Author(s): Krishnamoorthy U.; Waddington T.; Choudhry S.
Source: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Mar 2018; vol. 125 ; p. 129-130
Publication Date: Mar 2018
Publication Type(s): Conference Abstract
Available at BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - from Wiley Online Library Medicine and Nursing Collection 2018 - NHS
Abstract:Introduction Post coital bleeding (PCB) consists of spotting or bleeding that occurs during or after sexual intercourse can be alarming for patients as is a cardinal symptom of cervical cancer although mostly due to benign causes. There is ambiguity in management of PCB and paucity of national/college guidance. Given the anxiety it evokes in patients and association with cervical cancer, there is the need for streamlined National pathway. Objectives Review aimed to improve standard of care provided for management of PCB. Objectives were to evaluate current management and extrapolate audit results and evidence from literature guide development and implementation of PCB Care pathway locally.
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