Pelvic pain is a symptom that can affect both women and men. Acute pain is most common, often experienced by patients after surgery or other soft tissue traumas. It tends to be immediate, severe and short lived. On the other hand, pain that extends beyond a normal recovery period and lasts longer than 3–6 months constitutes chronic pain. There are a number of medical conditions that can cause pelvic pain such as exaggerated bladder, bowel or uterine pain, pelvic girdle pain, Dysmenorrhea, Endometriosis, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Ovarian cysts, Ovarian torsion, Ectopic pregnancy etc.
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Phill graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2003, with post-graduate specialist training completed in Hamilton, Auckland and Tauranga. . . .