Decisions are complicated when you are considering treatment for chronic pelvic
pain. Think about these questions, and talk to your doctor about them:
Are the symptoms bothersome enough to require
Do you want to have a child or more
Has a specific cause of the pain been discovered? Or is
the cause unclear?
Is menopause, which may stop symptoms, going to
Would an opinion from another doctor be
Would an opinion from a doctor who specializes in
chronic pain be helpful?
If you are close to menopause (usually around age 50) and your symptoms are likely related to hormones, your best option may be home treatment and medicine while you wait for menopause.
The hormone changes of menopause may get rid of your chronic pain, but the pain may come back if you use
hormone therapy. If you are nearing menopause, talk with your doctor about your options.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 12, 2014
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