Chronic Pelvic Pain
What is chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain is stable pain felt in the lower abdominal region and the pain may persist for longer period, for more than six months.
What are the symptoms?
The ordinary symptoms contain pain for the duration of periods, ovulation, intercourse, and pain when passing urine or bowel movements or lower back pain.
What is the cause of chronic pelvic pain?
Chronic pelvic pain can be reason by different conditions that may or may not be connected to reproductive organs such as pain due to urinary tract conditions. Reason for the pain may be unknown in some cases.
How is chronic pelvic pain diagnosed?
Chronic pelvic pain is diagnosed stand on your medical history and pelvic examination. Certain tests such as ultrasound, laparoscopy, cystoscopy, colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy are performed to find out the reason of your pain.
What are the treatment options?
There are numerous treatment options to relieve chronic pelvic pain. They contain medications, physical therapy, nutrition and surgery. Lifestyle changes such as maintaining a good posture and regular exercise help reduce pain. Pain medications such as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may relieve pelvic pain. Vitamin B1 and magnesium supplements may help decrease pain. Surgery to destroy nerves and block pain signals may be considered when all other treatment methods are failed.