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Symptom impossible on chronic pelvic pain (1 CPD hour)

GUM consultant Dr Olwen Williams discusses chronic pelvic pain, a symptom that can turn a patient into a heartsink.

Learning objectives

This module will give a primary care focused overview on chronic pelvic pain, including issues such as:

  • Identifying and diagnosing chronic pelvic pain
  • Understanding predisposing factors, including drug or alcohol misuse, miscarriage, heavy menstrual flow, for example.
  • Conducting appropriate investigations to reassure the patient
  • Creating a management plan with the patient
  • Referring the patient to a relevant healthcare professional
  • Managing pain with NSAIDs, cox-2-selective drugs and opioids

Dr Olwen Williams is consultant physician in genitourinary medicine at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Wrexham, Wales

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