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Volume 40, Issue 4
Publication date: October 1, 2014
Expiration date: October 1, 2017

Chronic Abdominal and Pelvic Pain in Gynecologic Office Practice
Frank F. Tu, MD, MPH (Moderator)
Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Division Director, Division of Gynecological Pain and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University HealthSystem and University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Evanston, Illinois

Jennifer Gunter, MD
Director of Pelvic Pain and Vulvovaginal Disorders, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Pelvic Pain, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, San Francisco, California

Lee A. Learman, MD, PhD
Clarence E. Ehrlich Professor; Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Use specific physical exam methods to distinguish visceral from somatic causes of pelvic pain.
2. Identify and treat trigger points as a source of pelvic pain.
3. Know the dosing and clinical scenarios to titrate gabapentin for neuropathic sources of chronic pain.
4. Recognize factors useful in selecting patients likely to respond to surgical management of endometriosis as a source of pelvic pain.
5. Identify and start initial therapy for sleep dysfunction among patients with chronic pelvic pain.

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