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  1. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - What Happens

    Experts have yet to understand all possible causes of female pelvic pain, particularly when it has become chronic.

  2. Endometriosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that increase your risk of developing endometriosis include age and family history of endometriosis.

  3. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for chronic female pelvic pain can be approached in two ways: treating a known, specific cause of the pain or treating the pain itself as a medical condition.

  4. Fitz-Hugh-Curtis Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Fitz-Hugh–Curtis syndrome occurs when pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) causes inflammation of the capsule covering the liver and the surrounding area. It causes pain and tenderness in the upper right abdomen over the liver. This syndrome develops when bacteria enter the abdominal cavity through the fallopian tubes and then follow the flow of peritoneal fluid to the right upper abdomen,where ...

  5. Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) for the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain

    Drug details for Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain.

  6. Heavy Menstrual Periods - Symptoms

    When you have heavy periods, you may:Pass large blood clots and soak through your usual pads or tampons.Have severe menstrual cramps.Bleed for more than 7 days. A normal menstrual cycle usually lasts 4 to 6 days.Feel tired, weak, and short of breath. This can be a sign of anemia.When to call for helpCall your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:You are passing clots of blood and soaking through your usual pads or tampons every hour for 2 or more hours.You are dizzy or lightheaded, or you feel like you may faint.You think you have anemia.Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:Your heavy periods are disrupting your life.You do not get better as expected.

  7. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease - Home Treatment

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) require prompt medical treatment. If you have any unusual pelvic symptoms or pain, see your health professional without delay, even if your symptoms don't seem serious.

  8. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) - Exams and Tests

    Learn about symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

  9. Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Medications

    Treatment with medication does not cure female pelvic pain. However, controlling pain can help prevent it from worsening or becoming chronic. Medication Choices: The following may help relieve symptoms: Prescription nonsteroidal anti - inflammatory drugs

  10. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Pain Management

    Cognitive - behavioral therapy (CBT) teaches relaxation techniques, stress management, and other ways to help you cope with pain. Physical, psychological, and social factors all play a role in pain management.Cognitive - behavioral therapy is based on the idea that thought and behavior patterns can affect symptoms and disability and may be obstacles to recovery. For example, when you feel a famili

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