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.
Causes and Symptoms of Chronic Pelvic Pain
WebMD explains the symptoms of chronic pelvic pain, including the various conditions that may cause it.
WebMD looks at pelvic pain, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
Diagnosing Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain is not always easy to diagnose. Learn more from WebMD about the tests that may be performed, and the role of specialists in treating pelvic pain.
10 Questions About Pelvic Pain
The experts at WebMD provide you with ten important questions to ask your doctor about pelvic pain.
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.