Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain Women

There are a multitude of causes for chronic pelvic pain experienced by women. In many cases, finding the underlying condition is impossible and thus symptom treatment is the best option.

Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Symptoms of chronic pelvic pain include:

  • Severe steady pelvic pain
  • Intermittent pelvic pain
  • Dull aching pelvic pain
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Pelvic pressure
  • Pain during sex
  • Pain during urination or bowel movements

Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Causes of chronic pelvic pain include:

  • Endometriosis
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Fibroids
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome

Diagnosing Chronic Pelvic Pain

Your physician will begin by completing a thorough medical history and physical exam. In addition, he or she may recommend urine and blood tests as well as a CT or ultrasound of the area.

Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain

Treatment of chronic pelvic pain should involve multiple types of therapy. Medication, behavior and lifestyle modifications, and dietary changes should be implemented.