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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.4
Total Rating(s)81
Published23 July 2017
Updated29 June 2018
Reviewed29 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

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.

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.

Purpose

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

Need

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. 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Graeme Dennerstein
Graeme Dennerstein

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.4
Total Rating(s)81
Published23 July 2017
Updated29 June 2018
Reviewed29 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Women's Health
Pregnancy
Child and Family Health
Sexual Health
Midwifery
Maternal and Child Health
Infertility
Reproductive Health
Primary Health Care
Gynaecology
Pain Management
Adolescent Health
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4.4

81 Total Rating(s)

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Amanda Adams
24 Jun 2019

Interesting article with good information about women's health and endometriosis.

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Christine Bernasconi
03 Jun 2019

As an early career Women’s Health nurse, I found this video incredibly beneficial.

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Kimberley Gillert
31 May 2019

There was a lot of information in the presentation and it was well structured. It was great for me to learn more about the topic and refresh my current knowledge.

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Helen Sebastian
31 May 2019

Excellent

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Maria Schepis
30 May 2019

Very interesting resource. I learnt a lot about endometriosis, in particular the possible treatment and prevention options available to women.

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Sarah Shorter
30 May 2019

Good overview if endo, investigation and treatment of same.

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clare mifsud
29 May 2019

Yes it was

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Abbey Freestone
28 May 2019

Good but very dry.

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Natalie Taylor-Rose
27 May 2019

Excellent presentation. Very informative, thorough and well presented.

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Harpuneet Kaur
27 May 2019

Excellent