Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Sondra L. Summers


The evaluation of chronic pelvic pain (CPP) can be challenging for many clinicians and requires an understanding of the interactions between organs of the pelvis, including reproductive, genitourinary, and gastrointestinal as well as psychosocial components associated with chronic pain disorders. It is also important to recognize the role that musculoskeletal structures in the pelvis can contribute to CPP. Treatment should be individualized with best results achieved with a multidisciplinary approach involving behavior and physical therapists and medical therapy. Surgical approaches to CPP can be indicated, especially for structural growths such as endometriosis, uterine leiomyoma, and adenomyosis.


Chronic pelvic pain Endometriosis Myofascial Pain Disorder Pelvic floor disorders Leiomyoma Ovarian remnant syndrome Pelvic congestion syndrome Adenomyosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Illinois Hospital at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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