A Spy in the House of Love
Although endometriosis is the most common condition identified among women with dysmenorrhea and chronic pelvic pain, its evaluation and management presents many challenges to practicing clinicians. This lecture will provide participants with a practical and state-of-the-art approach to the care of endometriosis patients that reviews the clinical evaluation, appropriate multidisciplinary diagnostic workup, and innovations in medical and surgical treatment options. We will emphasize diagnostic and treatment strategies for the primary care clinician, and when to refer to a gynecologic surgeon or other specialist. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to describe the epidemiology and common clinical presentation of endometriosis, describe the diagnosis and evaluation of women with suspected endometriosis, and review medical and surgical treatment options for endometriosis associated pelvic pain. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2018)
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