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GEM - chronic pelvic pain educational module

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Chronic pelvic pain educational module

1) Chronic pelvic pain in women

a) approximately what is the prevalence of chronic pelvic pain in women?

b) what is the most common age group affected by chronic pelvic pain?

c) can you give some examples of gynaecological and non-gynaecological causes of pelvic pain

2) Endometriosis

a) what is endometriosis

b) what investigations are useful in the diagnosis of endometriosis

c) what medical therapies can be used in the management of endometriosis? Is there evidence in improvement in fertility secondary to medical treatment?

3) Adenomyosis:

a) what is adenomyosis?

b) what investigations are useful in diagnosising this condition?

c) what treatment modalities are available?

4) Pelvic congestion syndrome

a) what is pelvic congestion syndrome?

b) what is considered the most useful diagnostic investigation for this condition?

c) how is this condition managed?

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