What is

Chronic Pelvic Pain?

Chronic pelvic pain describes pain anywhere below the umbilicus (navel) and between the hips that lasts for at least six months. There are many potential causes of chronic pelvic pain.

Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pain anywhere below the navel and between the hips that lasts for at least six months

Causes

Chronic pelvic pain can stem from many sources. To get to the root cause, we first must understand the concept of multiple pain generators. Chronic pelvic pain is usually multifactorial in nature. The underlying cause may be neurological, vascular, physiological, pharmacological and psychological.

Preventions

While there are not currently any preventions for chronic pelvic pain, there are many treatment options that can help you find relief. Treatment for and recovery from chronic pelvic pain may involve a combination of medications, physical therapy, psychotherapy, and/or surgery.

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, it may be time to see Dr. Sonia Bahlani.

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