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Chronic pelvic pain:Treatments

Chronic pelvic pain is defined as pain the abdomen / pelvis below the level of the belly button (umbilicus) that has been present for 6 months or more.

It may or may not be associated with menses or periods. It is not a disease but a symptom that can be caused several different conditions.


Detailed history
Clinical examination
Blood tests
Urine test
Pelvic Ultrasound
Laparoscopy (key hole camera procedure through the belly button)
Others: CT scan, MRI scan.

Medical Managements:

Pain killer tablets (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, etc)
Hormonal manipulation (Endometriosis / fibroids)
Surgical treatment of endometriosis / fibroids / adhesions or scarring
Relaxation techniques / hypnosis
Psychosocial support and counselling (Individual therapy / group therapy / patient support groups)

Article by
Fortis Hospitals

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