Dr. Tayyaba Ahmed is an osteopathic physician who is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is also a contributing author to the textbook Pelvic Pain, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a collaborator in the Northwell ROSE Study for endometriosis research.
In this episode, we talk about common causes and symptoms of pelvic pain, the relationship between endometriosis and pelvic pain, the issues surrounding endometriosis surgery, the impactful goal for the ROSE study, how you can participate in the ROSE study, and so much more!
Here are the highlights of what we cover during this episode:
- What is pelvic pain?
- Misconceptions about physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists
- The most common types of pelvic pain and associated symptoms
- What is endometriosis?
- The relationship between endometriosis and pelvic pain
- Symptoms of endometriosis and how they usually present
- Why endometriosis tends to remain undiagnosed for so long
- The importance of early diagnosis for women with endometriosis
- The questions to ask yourself to determine if your symptoms point to endometriosis
- Other conditions associated with pelvic floor dysfunction
- Ahmed’s observations about post-partum pelvic pain
- Nat shares her experience with pelvic pain
- What to look out for if you’re considering surgery for endometriosis
- The reason ablation surgery remains so widely used
- How the success of the ROSE study would impact women’s health
- How to be a part of the ROSE study