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Chronic Pelvic Pain Directory

Female pelvic pain is considered chronic if it has been around for at least 6 months. In some women, the pain is mild; in others, it interferes with activities of daily living. Causes of chronic pelvic pain may include endometriosis, uterine fibroids, scar tissue in the pelvic area, a sexually transmitted disease, and physical or sexual abuse. Symptoms include severe cramping during periods and painful intercourse. Treatment may include birth control pills or hormone treatment, surgery to remove a uterine growth, antibiotics, and painkillers. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about chronic pelvic pain, symptoms of chronic pelvic pain, causes of chronic pelvic pain, treatment of chronic pelvic pain, and much more.

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Many women -- and their doctors -- never realize the mysterious pain they feel has a diagnosis. But chronic pelvic pain can lead to serious complications, so be persistent in seeking treatment.

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