193422 - How to Treat quiz: Persistent post-partum pelvic pain
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How to Treat quiz: Persistent post-partum pelvic painRelevance to General Practice
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.
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Women's health
- Sexual and reproductive health