Current Pain and Headache Reports

, 15:377

Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Authors

    • Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
  • Fred M. Howard
    • Department of Obstetrics & GynecologyUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-011-0204-4

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

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

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