Neonatal uterine bleeding as a precursor to adult life endometriosis

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Reference: ISRCTN60023255

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Background and study aims Neonatal uterine bleeding (NUB) is a condition in which there is a small amount of bleeding or spotting from the vagina of newborn baby girls. It occurs in around 5% of all baby girls and usually happens during the first 2-3 days of life. Endometriosis is a common condition where small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found in different areas of the body, such as in the ovaries or in the bladder. The cause of endometriosis is still unknown and even after a century of intensive research it is still difficult to diagnose. The aim of this study is to collected routine medical data in order to find out if there is a link between NUB and the development of endometriosis in adulthood and if endometriosis is inherited. Who can participate? All female patients seeking advice for an infertility problem at a participating centre. What does the study involve? After agreeing to take part, participants complete a number of questionnaires in order to collect information about their health and personal information. The results of these questionnaires are then cross-checked with medical records which are reviewed to find out if there is a link between NUB and endometriosis formation in adulthood, as well as to see if endometriosis is inherited. What are the possible benefits and risks of participating? There are no direct benefits or risks involved with participating. Where is the study run from? 1. St. George’s Med School, Nicosia University and Aretaeio Hospital (Cyprus) 2. LIFE Expert Centre, Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique CHR de la Citadelle and Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg a.v. (Belgium) 3. 1st Dept Obstetrics and Gynecology Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) 4. University of Federico II, S.I.S.Me.R. srl (Italy) 5. IVI Valencia (Spain) 6. Maribor University Hospital (Slovenia) 7. Chinese University of Hong Kong (China) 8. Hôpital NATECIA and Chirurgie Gynécologique (France) 9. University Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology Elena Doamna (Romania) 10. Reproductive Clinic of Zurab Sabakhtarashvili (Georgia) 11. Malinov Clinic (Bulgaria) When is the study starting and how long is it expected to run for? June 2016 to September 2018 Who is funding the study? European Academy of Gynaecological Surgery (Cyprus) Who is the main contact? Professor Vasilios Tanos

Inclusion criteria

  • Neonatal uterine bleeding (NUB)