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Female Patient in Pain - The Evaluation

Female Patient in Pain - The Evaluation

Female Patient in Pain - The Evaluation

Michael Crade, M.D.
Michael Crade, M.D.
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Launch date: 05 Oct 2017
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2018

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Description

Ultrasound frequently is the first imaging test performed when pelvic pain is intense enough or of a long-term duration to warrant medical evaluation. The results of this procedure therefore, play a pivotal role in directing the patient to surgical or medical consultation or just watchful waiting. Therefore, it is important for nurses to be aware of the differential causes of pelvic pain and how ultrasound may be utilized in making the diagnosis. A correct diagnosis at an earlier, less complicated stage could possibly save the patient from a catastrophic outcome. Thus the healthcare personnel that are involved in the evaluation should have a firm understanding of the general symptomatology behind the various etiologies of pelvic pain.

Initially, the most important aspect of the evaluation is taking the patient’s history. This will help guide and focus the procedure that might be utilized in making the diagnosis. Supplying this information to the radiology department will improve the accuracy of the study results.

Not all pain in the pelvic region is caused by ovarian cysts. Cysts are very common and the majority do not cause pain. It is therefore important to think beyond the cyst. The healthcare provider should have a general expectation based upon the history of what might be found. To that extent, the following categorization is presented, with the caveat that at all times one should expect the expected as well as the unexpected.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the differential diagnosis for a female patient that presents with pelvic pain.

2. Explain how ultrasound can be useful in diagnosing some of the different causes for pelvic pain.

3. Discuss some of the ""pitfalls"" that can be encountered when evaluating patients who present with pelvic pain.
Michael Crade, M.D.

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Michael Crade, M.D.
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Dr. Crade has been a practicing Ultrasonologist / Radiologist for more than 20 years. He was director of the ultrasound department at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California for 5 years of that time. He is an active member of AIUM and the American Roentgen Ray Society. He has published more than 55 articles on various ultrasound topics and has lectured at many different venues to technologists, nurses, medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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