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What is Pelvic pain?

Chronic pelvic pain is a common condition, affecting 1 woman every 7, that is defined by the presence of pain in the pelvic region for more than 6 months.

Chronic pelvic pain can have multiple causes, from intestinal to gynecological or urological problems, therefore its treatment should be multidisciplinary.

Is it a frustrating disease, since most patients see many doctors but 1/3 of them will not get a diagnosis and a proper treatment. These patients experience bad quality of life, work absenteeism and important psychological distress.

For this reason is very important to be visited by the right doctor, that is able to focus on patient’s problem and help him/her to find the right diagnostic and therapeutic pathway.

 

     

What causes Pelvic pain?

Chronic pelvic pain can be caused by:

  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Pelvic endometriosis
  • Urinary tract infection and interstitial cystitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Puborectalis syndrome
  • Pudendal chronic neuralgia
  • Diverticular disease

What are the treatments?...[read more]