Management of chronic pelvic pain

Ja Hyun Shin, Fred M. Howard

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-385
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent pain and headache reports
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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