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 ...