In many cases of chronic pelvic pain, it's more useful to think of pain as a condition in itself rather than a symptom of a physical disorder. This presentation outlines how to assess all possible causes of pelvic pain, and work with the patient to develop the best possible management plan for them.
- Understand why endometriosis and other conditions don't necessarily correlate to pelvic pain
- Develop a more holistic approach to diagnosis and management, including central mechanisms, peripheral triggers, as well as psychological and functional effects
- Outline a more nuanced approach to physical examination
- Identify the difference between normal and problematic pain during pregnancy and postpartum
Pelvic and Perineal Pain (22 mins of CPD)