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193422 - How to Treat quiz: Persistent post-partum pelvic pain

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How to Treat quiz: Persistent post-partum pelvic pain

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Persistent pelvic pain in the post-partum period can be a significant issue for many women, greatly affecting their experience as a new mother.
Pregnancy induces many changes in the body: hormonal, neuro-immunological changes and mechanical.
The three dominant pain syndromes in new mothers are pelvic girdle pain, pudendal neuropathy and incisional neuropathy related to either episiotomy or caesarean section
These conditions often coexist, particularly if there has been a long or traumatic labour. Most tissue healing postpartum occurs within six weeks. GPs play a key role in deciding when to address pain if it is lingering beyond the expected healing time and requires additional management.

Learning outcomes
  • List the causes of the commonly occurring pain syndromes in new mothers.
  • Describe the signs and symptoms cluster for common pain presentations after delivery.
  • Explain the management options for those with persistent post-partum pelvic pain.
  • Implement testing for persistent post-partum pelvic pain into the six-week post-partum checkup.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Women's health
    • Sexual and reproductive health
    193422 - How to Treat quiz: Persistent post-partum pelvic pain
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