I'm Having Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is defined as pain in the pelvic area that has been present for more than 6 months. Pain present for less than 6 months has an excellent chance of resolving spontaneously. We are a regional leader in minimally invasive treatments for CPP. Unfortunately, many women with this condition are never given a definitive cause for their pain, and wander from surgeon to surgeon hoping to find a cure. We believe in a holistic approach to CPP. While this often involves surgical therapy, non-surgical interventions may be best in other situations.
Causes of CPP
- Ovarian cysts or tumors, including cancer (although ovarian cancer is often asymptomatic early on)
- Uterine Fibroids or other abnormalities
- Pelvic adhesions (scar tissue)
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Bladder problems, or other abnormalities in the urinary system.
- Bowel or Gastrointestinal issues.
- Psycho-emotional, including past history of sexual abuse or mistreatment
Treatment of CPP
Treatment of CPP depends on what exactly is causing the problem. They include:
- Surgical therapy (see Reproductive Surgery)
- Trigger point injections
- Physical therapy
- Pelvic rest, "time off"
While not every woman with chronic pelvic pain will be cured, the vast majority of women can be successfully treated so that they may resume a healthy, productive lifestyle!