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How can you tell if psychological causes are to blame for chronic pelvic pain?

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For some women, the root of pelvic pain is psychological. The pain is real, but there isn't an identifiable physical cause. Some people have emotional problems that only show up as physical symptoms. Women who have been sexually abused or assaulted often have long-term pelvic pain afterward. You may also have:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on February 03, 2017
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