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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Information about Chronic Pelvic Pain

We Have to Know about the Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Any pain in your pelvic region — the area below your bellybutton and between your hips — that lasts six months or longer

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Endometriosis – a condition in which tissue from your uterine lining (endometrium) grows outside your uterus
  • Spasms or tension of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Chronic pelvic inflammatory disease
  • During a complete hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus and ovaries — a small piece of the ovary may be left inside, which can later develop tiny, painful cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic inflammation of the bladder
  • If you are depressed, experience chronic stress or have been sexually or physically abused

Do’s and Don’ts of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Signs & Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Severe and steady pain
  • Pain that comes and goes (intermittent)
  • Dull aching
  • Sharp pains or cramping
  • Pressure or heaviness deep within your pelvis

Medical advice for Chronic Pelvic Pain

Risk factors of Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Menstrual flow
  • Miscarriage
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Alcohol
  • drugs
  • Treatment
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs

Self-care for Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Relaxation. Deep-breathing and targeted stretching exercise for your pelvic region could help minimize bouts of pain when they occur
  • Emotional support
  • Stress management. Becoming too anxious or stressed over certain situations may exacerbate chronic pain

Investigations for Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Pelvic examination, cultures, Laparoscopy, CT scan, MRI
Medical advice for Chronic Pelvic Pain
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