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Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Home Treatment

You can try these steps at home to ease pelvic pain:

  • Try nonprescription medicine, such as ibuprofen (for example, Advil or Motrin) or acetaminophen (for example, Tylenol).
  • Try heat. Put a heating pad, a hot water bottle, or a warm compress on your lower belly, or take a warm bath. Heat improves blood flow and may relieve pain.
  • For back pain, lie down and elevate your legs by placing a pillow under your knees. When lying on your side, bring your knees up to your chest.
  • Try relaxation techniques, such as:
  • Exercise regularly. It improves blood flow, increases pain-relieving endorphins naturally made by the body, and reduces pain.
  • Try sexual activity, which may relieve pelvic cramping and backache. If your pain is related to endometriosis, though, sex may make the pain worse.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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