Article

Current Pain and Headache Reports

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 377-385

Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Ja Hyun ShinAffiliated withDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Email author 
  • , Fred M. HowardAffiliated withDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chronic pelvic pain Management Irritable bowel syndrome Gastrointestinal dysfunction Diet Interstitial cystitis Endometriosis Ovarian remnant syndrome Uterine retroversion Adhesive disease Pelvic congestion syndrome Myofascial pain syndrome Pelvic floor tension myalgia Neurectomy Hysterectomy Trigger points Pelvic floor tension myalgia