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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain is something that affects many women and men. The cause of this chronic pain can be for many different reasons. One of the causes can be a condition called endometriosis, which is when tissue grows outside the uterus. The tissue cannot leave your body and it builds up resulting in an adhesion, causing pelvic pain. Infections resulting from sexually transmitted diseases can cause scarring in pelvic organs resulting in pain. Women who have complete hysterectomy can have pieces of ovaries left inside and these pieces become cysts. The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, which are bloating and diarrhea, is another cause of chronic pelvic pain.


As with any other condition there are symptoms involved before a diagnosis can be given. Those who experience any of these symptoms should consult a physician. Some may experience severe and steady pain that is constant with no relief. In some cases a patient may have CPP and their pain is just as sharp but comes and goes. Another symptom is when a patient feels deep pressure within the pelvis and this also comes with sharp pains. Patients can experience discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse, bowel movements, sitting, or standing for long periods of time.


Treatments for Chronic Pelvic Pain depends on factors, such as the doctor, cause, and diagnosis of each individual case. One method of treatment for this condition is pain relieving medication. Examples of pain medications are Motrin and Tylenol; although these are helpful, they do not always solve the problem. Other methods of medicinal treatments are hormone, antibiotics, and antidepressants. Hormones are usually used for pain caused by menstruation and antibiotics are used if the cause of the pain is infection. Other methods of treatment are different type of therapies like counseling, trigger point injections, and physical therapy.


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