Medicine won't cure
female pelvic pain. But it can help control the pain and keep it from getting worse or becoming chronic. There is no one medicine that works for all women.
Medicines to control hormones
Birth control pills are commonly used for menstrual pain. They are also often prescribed for
is sometimes prescribed for pain related to endometriosis.
Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists can relieve pain from endometriosis by stopping production
of the hormones that make endometriosis worse. This treatment may also
relieve pelvic pain that comes in cycles but isn't related to endometriosis and pelvic pain
irritable bowel syndrome. This short-term treatment brings on
menopause, though, with side effects such as
hot flashes and loss of bone density, for as long as
you take it.