Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain

1h of CPD
Graeme Dennerstein
23 Jul 2017

Your patient tells you that they are experiencing severe pelvic pain. Could the cause of this be due to endometriosis, or is it something else? This Course will assist you to differentiate endometriosis from other causes of pelvic pain.


Explain what endometriosis is and how it is different from other causes of pelvic pain


Identify the common signs and symptoms of endometriosis


Describe how endometriosis may be diagnosed and treated


Graeme Dennerstein

Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the Honorary Secretary for the Medical Advisory Committee of the Family Planning Association of Victoria.  He is a member of the Sexual Health Society of Victoria Inc. and is widely published. He has, for example, produced several papers on the use of Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (DMPA).


Tracy Kiddle14 Aug 2018
It was very educational and applied to myself as well which greatly helped...Thankyou

Kylie Ralph09 Aug 2018
Thank you

Interesting , informative course, really defining pelvic pain and the possible treatments which are individualised and according to what works best for a particular patient and whether or no not they plan to conceive.

Emma Allen21 Jun 2018
Very good

Anne Johnston20 Jun 2018
Good presentation.

Jayne andrea Postill10 Jun 2018
I found this subject interesting, as a consumer of this website, & I personally have 3 teenage daughters, I wanted to be able to advise any patients or family members etc. of the interventional surgical and medical advancements that are available for such people.

Emma Pulman07 Jun 2018

ingrid lestrelle06 Jun 2018
topic was interesting

Jayne Lloyd06 Jun 2018
Easy to follow. A good presentation . Thank you

Kristie-Lee Perrott31 May 2018

Valerie Courreges30 May 2018
Gentle and informative

Rachel Dickens30 May 2018
Interesting short info session on endometriosis

Rozz Parsons30 May 2018

Chelsea Robinson30 May 2018
Easy to follow and very informative!

shea Hine27 May 2018
Very informative. Thank you

Janet O'Toole27 May 2018
very good

Rhianon Jane Barley27 May 2018
Good learning and reference point

Katherine Hepworth26 May 2018

yi jun chen25 May 2018
very good

Georgia Jones24 May 2018
the education was clear and informative

Janet Shanahan18 May 2018
Have learnt valuable knowledge on the symptoms and treatment of endometriosis,

Brooke Hutchinson18 May 2018
Good presentation.

caragh pugh18 May 2018

Karamjeet Kaur16 May 2018
This online learning was significantly advantageous in understanding the diagnosis of endometriosis in women and its treatment options.

Jinju Rajeev14 May 2018

Christian Alagao13 May 2018
Very concise and spot on!

Efstathia Stanitsas13 May 2018
Enjoyed the lecturer and there knowledge of the subject.

Janette Elliott12 May 2018
very informative

Shane Alexandra Canada10 May 2018

Nichole Dutschke10 May 2018
This video lecture was comprehensive in its content and very interesting, with diagrams and case studies to facilitate learning

Divina Evangelista10 May 2018
The educator is knowledgeable. Surely I will recommend this education to other health professionals.

Sharon Khan09 May 2018
I would recommend this education to other health professionals

Imelda P Collins08 May 2018
The presenter was very knowledgeable on this topic - a thorough presentation.

Dorothy-anne burrows07 May 2018

suzanne roslyn mason06 May 2018
very interesting

Judy Applegarth06 May 2018
Good detail re treatment approached for both women trying to conceive and also those not trying to conceive.

Rebecca Patricia Campbell23 Apr 2018
Good presentation

Nida Deligero Lagunay16 Apr 2018
Very useful online material.

Wendy Boehringer16 Apr 2018
Yes the educator was very engaging and informative

Jeanie Kay Buchanan03 Apr 2018
Speaker was very quiet on but information was very nicely presented and most helpful for reviewing.

Madison-jean Fredberg16 Mar 2018
Excellent information and very applicable for nursing care

DANXIAO PAN26 Feb 2018

Citti Taranto22 Feb 2018
Best treatment of endometriosis is Laparoscopy with biopsy to diagnose with certainty of U/S MRI CT CLINICAL exam done by experienced Gynaecologist

Lorraine Gawler19 Feb 2018
Excellent presenter

Course Overview

Topics include:

  • Gynaecological causes of pelvic pain
  • Non-gynaecological causes of pelvic pain
  • Diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis

Target audience

Health professionals caring for women of all ages, and especially those working in women's health, primary practice, paediatrics, and adolescent health.


Enhance awareness of the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for endometriosis, and how it differs to other causes of pelvic pain and discomfort.


Endometriosis is a common, chronic, painful pelvic condition that can afflict women from the time of menarche to menopause. Often endometriosis is diagnosed in women being investigated for chronic abdominal pain, which they have experienced in silence. Endometriosis can have a major impact on a woman's quality of life, with the symptoms interfering with work, relationships, family and overall health. One of the main issues is that there is often a delay in diagnosing endometriosis and some women have symptoms for many years before treatment is started. Health professionals need to be able to distinguish endometriosis from other causes of pelvic pain so that they can appropriately advise women on how and where to seek assistance and to provide support.

Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.

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