POGP CONFERENCE 2018 Things aren’t always what they seem: differential diagnosis and common pelvic masqueraders
Pelvic joint pain, bladder and bowel dysfunction, sensory changes, and changes to sexual function have multiple causes. Since patients with these symptoms are frequently treated by physiotherapists, a knowledge of differential diagnosis is essential to ensure that potentially serious pathologies are identified early and managed appropriately. This paper explores four conditions that may present in the setting of a pelvic, obstetric and gynaecological physiotherapy clinic.
Keywords: axial spondyloarthropathy, cauda equina syndrome, masqueraders, multiple sclerosis, visceral pain.