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What is Chronic pelvic pain in women?

12:56 - 25 October , 2023


It is a painful manifestation for more than six months in the pelvic area, located between the hip and the navel.

Chronic pelvic pain in women can have multiple causes, including:

  • Ovarian cysts.
  • Fibroids.
  • Irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Interstitial cystitis.
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pelvic floor muscle tension.
  • Pubic symphysis.
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome.
  • Psychological alterations.
  • Endometriosis.
  • Hernias.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases.

Signs and symptoms Chronic pelvic pain in women

  • Continuous pain in the pelvis.
  • Intermittent pain.
  • Cramps.
  • Stabbing pain.
  • Pelvic tightness.
  • Sensation of heaviness in the pelvis.
  • Painful sexual intercourse.
  • Pain when defecating or urinating.
  • Pain when sitting for a long time.

Diagnosis and treatment Chronic pelvic pain in women

Your gynecologist will analyze your symptoms and clinical history, and then perform a physical and a pelvic examination, in addition to requesting various tests to confirm the diagnosis, such as:

  • Blood tests.
  • Urine test.
  • X-rays.
  • Ultrasound.
  • Computed tomography.
  • MRI.
  • Laparoscopy.

If the direct cause of the condition is found, it will be treated directly, although if the origin is not discovered, the treatment will focus on controlling the symptoms, through:

  • Medication.
  • Neurostimulation.
  • Physiotherapy.
  • Psychotherapy.
  • Surgery.

Comprehensive women’s health is our priority at the Women’s Center, so we offer services focused on women in all their chronological stages with the highest standards of care to improve their quality of life, through a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services.


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