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WebMD's 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Pelvic Pain

Since you were recently diagnosed with chronic pelvic pain, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

1. What’s causing my pelvic pain?

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2. Should I be taking over-the-counter pain relievers for my pelvic pain?

3. Are there any other self-care measures that can ease my pain?

4. Could my condition or the treatments for it affect my fertility?

5. Will I need to see a specialist?

6. How quickly can I expect relief?

7. Is it possible that the pelvic pain will come back?

8. What should I do if it does?

9. Are there any other symptoms that I should be watching for?

10. Is it possible that emotional distress is contributing to the pelvic pain? If so, what's the best way to get help?

WebMD 10 Questions

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD, FACOG on October 17, 2014

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