Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain


DOI: 10.1007/s11916-011-0204-4

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Shin, J. & Howard, F.M. Curr Pain Headache Rep (2011) 15: 377. doi:10.1007/s11916-011-0204-4


Chronic pelvic pain is a complex condition that requires evaluation of the reproductive, gastrointestinal, urologic, musculoskeletal, psychological, and neurological systems. Usually, diagnosis and management entail identifying a network of disorders rather than a single cause of pain with a definitive cure. Only disorders that we commonly encounter in our practice will be discussed in this review.


Chronic pelvic painManagementIrritable bowel syndromeGastrointestinal dysfunctionDietInterstitial cystitisEndometriosisOvarian remnant syndromeUterine retroversionAdhesive diseasePelvic congestion syndromeMyofascial pain syndromePelvic floor tension myalgiaNeurectomyHysterectomyTrigger pointsPelvic floor tension myalgia

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine & DentistryRochesterUSA