Treating chronic pelvic pain

From Dr David Lim’s interview with Professor Terry Bolin, Gastroenterologist, President and Founder of The Gut Foundation on the HealthEd Podcast, ‘The Clinical Takeaway’:

Up to 25% of Australian women live with chronic pelvic pain


It can be very difficult to distinguish between endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome on the basis of symptoms alone. IBS symptoms can get worse during menstruation.

If endometriosis is suspected, a pelvic ultrasound is warranted

If IBS pain is suspected, treatment with an anti-spasmodic is worth trialing

Bloating associated with IBS can be helped with Iberogast

If the IBS is ...

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