Chronic Pelvic Pain

From: Helen Dynda (
Thu Jun 1 12:37:55 2000

This article gives a very brief - but somewhat complete picture - in regard to the options a person has when he/she suffers from Chronic Pelvic Pain. This article is from the Healthtouch website at:

Chronic Pelvic Pain

This information is from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Quality (AHCPQ).

What Is Chronic Pelvic Pain?

If you feel intense pain in your pelvis, but the doctor can find no cause, you may have chronic pelvic pain.

How Is Chronic Pelvic Pain Treated?

Options that do not involve surgery include:

a.. Combination therapy -- including anti-inflammatory medicines that contain ibuprofen, birth control pills, physical therapy, and nutritional and psychological counseling -- may be helpful. a.. Depending on the severity of the pain, watchful waiting may be another option. Surgical options include:

a.. Surgery to take out scar tissue that may be causing pain. This is called adhesiolysis. a.. Hysterectomy may be an option for women whose pelvic veins are persistently swollen or when all other measures have been tried without success. However, it does not always relieve the pain. a.. Cutting certain nerves in the lower back to help relieve pain. Source: "Common Uterine Problems," Factsheet, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

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