Chronic Pelvic Pain Directory
Female pelvic pain is considered chronic if it has been around for at least 6 months. In some women, the pain is mild; in others, it interferes with activities of daily living. Causes of chronic pelvic pain may include endometriosis, uterine fibroids, scar tissue in the pelvic area, a sexually transmitted disease, and physical or sexual abuse. Symptoms include severe cramping during periods and painful intercourse. Treatment may include birth control pills or hormone treatment, surgery to remove a uterine growth, antibiotics, and painkillers. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about chronic pelvic pain, symptoms of chronic pelvic pain, causes of chronic pelvic pain, treatment of chronic pelvic pain, and much more.
WebMD looks at pelvic pain, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
Chronic Pelvic Pain: Questions to Ask
If you have chronic pelvic pain, it is important to ask your doctor the right questions about diagnosis and treatment. WebMD can help.
Chronic Female Pelvic Pain-Prevention
Early diagnosis and treatment of pelvic pain may help prevent chronic female pelvic pain from developing. One cause of chronic pelvic pain is pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). You can greatly reduce your risk of PID by protecting yourself from sexually t
Chronic Female Pelvic Pain-Surgery
Surgery may be used in the diagnosis or treatment of chronic pelvic pain. It is most likely to be effective when it is performed for a specific condition, such as fibroids or endometriosis.
Relief From Chronic Pelvic Pain
Many women -- and their doctors -- never realize the mysterious pain they feel has a diagnosis. But chronic pelvic pain can lead to serious complications, so be persistent in seeking treatment.
8 Other Reasons Women Take Birth Control Pills (Besides Preventing Pregnancy)
Birth control pills can do more than prevent pregnancy. There are other reasons women take oral contraceptives.
A Fresh Look at Hysterectomy
For quicker hysterectomy recovery, many women are choosing laparoscopy. Just make sure your surgeon is skilled. Here’s what women should know about hysterectomy.