Clinical Autonomic Research

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 101–103

Autonomic dysfunction in women with chronic pelvic pain

  • Thomas I. Janicki
  • Andrew Green
  • Sarah Ialacci
  • Thomas C. Chelimsky
Research Letter

DOI: 10.1007/s10286-012-0182-6

Cite this article as:
Janicki, T.I., Green, A., Ialacci, S. et al. Clin Auton Res (2013) 23: 101. doi:10.1007/s10286-012-0182-6


We compared the Autonomic Symptom Profile results in 16 women with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and 15 age-matched healthy subjects. Moderately severe generalized autonomic symptomology occurs in women with CPP, but not in controls. Further study including autonomic testing is needed to confirm results and explore the mechanism of dysfunction.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas I. Janicki
    • 1
  • Andrew Green
    • 2
  • Sarah Ialacci
    • 3
  • Thomas C. Chelimsky
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity Hospitals of ClevelandClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Gynecologic Oncology Southeastern Gynecologic OncologyLLCGainesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of NeurologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Department of NeurologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  5. 5.University Hospitals Case Medical CentreClevelandUSA